Enjoy this article printed last week in Journal Metro Montreal. I was interviewed about my connection to Einstein. And I had the honor of speaking at this Einstein Legacy Project Summit held in Montreal along with Deepak Chopra, Sir Ken Robinson and Dr. Amal Elsana Alh’jooj – Nobel Peace Prize nominee – among others. More pics on that later.
Un peu plus de 100 ans après la création de la théorie de la relativité, une lointaine cousine d’Albert Einstein a raconté à Métro comment la résilience du célèbre physicien a fait de son parcours une source d’inspiration pour les générations qui l’ont suivi.
NOW IN ENGLISH – translated by google…
A little more than 100 years after the creation of the theory of relativity, a distant cousin of Albert Einstein told Metro how the resilience of the famous physicist has made his journey a source of inspiration for the generations that have followed.
“He had a strong personality. He did not accept the situation as it is. He wanted to push the limits of innovation, “said Thursday at Metro the speaker Karen Cortell Reisman, whose grandmother was the cousin of Albert Einstein, in a brief telephone conversation. The author of two books, resident in the United States, was preparing to fly to Montreal, where she will give Sunday a few speeches in the celebration of a century of engineering, honoring the physicist’s heritage, in particular the theory of general relativity which he developed from 1907 to 1915.
For many years, Dr. Cortell Reisman has been giving lectures entitled “Letters From Einstein”, where she tells the story of the famous physicist, who died in 1955 in the United States, based on a series of letters constituting exchanges between the physicist and his grandmother. In reading these, the author discovered the character traits of the person she would have liked to meet. “He was charming. What emerges from these letters is that even though he was so well known, he was humble and caring for others, “she said of her distant cousin who in 1905 revolutionized the world of physics by publishing his first writings on the theory of relativity.
Karen Cortell Reisman believes that Albert Einstein must serve as a model for the scientists and creators of tomorrow. “It can inspire young people to work hard, not stay in their habits and have a sense of humor,” said the woman who will give a lecture on Friday in the metropolis at the Einstein Youth Forum.
A unique event
From September 7 to 10, dozens of internationally renowned shoemakers will converge in Montreal to give lectures to hundreds of young people from across Quebec and the rest of the country to pay tribute to Albert Einstein. The artificial intelligence researcher at the University of Montreal, Yoshua Bengio, Canadian astronaut Chris Hadfield and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté will be among the number.
“The best way to celebrate [Albert Einstein] was to invite people he inspired,” Metro’s entrepreneur and instigator Matthew Price-Gallagher told Metro. “He has influenced people’s lives far beyond science. He defended education and youth. He wanted to use his voice to change things, “he added.