We know so much about Albert Einstein, from his Theory of Relativity to his role in kickstarting the Manhattan Project to his love of the violin. Despite what has been written and recorded about the genius, do we really know what was going on beneath the surface?
To try to learn more about the 20th-century titan, Curiosity obtained a page of Einstein's equations and doodles from the Historical Society of Princeton. It was drawn in the early 1950s. We shared the image with three handwriting experts from around the world to get their analyses. And to make things more interesting, we didn't tell the experts the identity of the author until after their investigations. In some cases, the experts asked us for an age and a gender, but that was the only information Curiosity provided.
The experts analyzed:
- Einstein's handwriting.
- His doodle of the sailboat.
- His drawing of a woman.
- And his drawing of the "bird-creature" speaking German.