On March 14, 1879 - i.e. 136 years ago - Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. There were no signs in his earliest phase of life that this event would lead to a new dress for physics. The unification of space and time in a new theory meant dawn of a new understanding of our world and the universe. There is no way to escape the fascination that goes from the theory of relativity and particle physics. It fills me with enthusiasm to participate in a modest degree on knowledge and its impact on our everyday lives.
During the tour at LIGO Hanford Observatory with our son Daniel (PhD LIGO) the feeling of admiration for the technology and teamwork was established. Scientists are trying to make the impossible possible - to detect gravitational waves by measuring a change in length of about 10exponent-20 meters. Even if you're trying to make this challenge clearly - at a distance of 10,000 times the distance of Earth to Sun to discover something that corresponds to the diameter of a human hair - shows up the limits of our imagination for such orders of magnitude.
My adoration of Albert Einstein was the occasion of a representation of his likeness with Lego bricks. To all, who are involved in some way with E@H, I dedicate this picture.
May your projects succeed !
Built by Arthur & Laura Sigg - Size: 80 x 103 cm, 5600 Lego bricks, 26 partly rare Colors, Graphic: Arez Sukarno
I know I am a part of a story that starts long before I can remember and continues long beyond when anyone will remember me [Danny Hillis, Long Now]