Albert Einstein: Physicist and Violinist

Mar 5, 2014

Physicist Albert Einstein, seen here playing the violin.
Physicist Albert Einstein, seen here playing the violin.

While we think of Albert Einstein primarily as a great physicist, he had a deep love of music, and often played violin in string quartets with his friends.

He wrote, “If I were not a physicist, I would probably be a musician...I live my daydreams in music...I get most joy in my life out of my violin.”

Well, if music affected Einstein so profoundly, it must certainly be good for the rest of us!