What famous physicist was asked to become president of Israel?
Asked by: Becky
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
'To myself I seem to have been only like a boy playing on the seashore, and diverting myself in now and then finding a smoother pebble or a prettier shell than ordinary, whilst the great ocean of truth lay all undiscovered before me.'