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Question

What famous physicist was asked to become president of Israel?
Asked by: Becky

Answer

The scientist in question was Albert Einstein. The offer of presidency, which he declined, was made in 1952.
Answered by: David Latchman, B.Sc. Physics, University of the West Indies


Science Quote

'The mathematician's patterns, like the painter's or the poets, must be beautiful; the ideas, like the colours or the words, must fit together in a harmonious way. Beauty is the first test: there is no permanent place in the world for ugly mathematics.'

Godfrey Hardy
(1877-1947)


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