Support Aeon this December

Every donation makes a difference.

Please Give Now

‘We need your support to sustain Aeon in 2019. Your end-of-year gift will help us spread knowledge and promote a cosmopolitan worldview.’

Brigid Hains, Editorial Director

Please Give Now

Andrew Robinson
Author, Freelance

Andrew Robinson is a journalist and author. His writing has appeared in The Financial TimesThe GuardianThe IndependentNature and The New York Times, among others. His books include Einstein: A Hundred Years of Relativity (2015). 

Written by Andrew Robinson

Essay/
Stories & Literature
Thus spake Albert

You probably know a quote from him. He probably never said it. How did Einstein become a touchstone of all that is wise?

Andrew Robinson