|Albert Einstein (1879-1955)|
|"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
|Einstein had been a strong supporter of the Zionist movement since the 1920s, and was one of the main figures behind the creation of the Hebrew University atop Mount Scopus in Jerusalem. In 1952, following the death of Israel's first president, Chaim Weizmann, the Israeli Cabinet offered the presidency to Einstein. He humbly refused. Einstein would spend the last working day before he died of a stroke drafting a speech to mark the anniversary of Israel's independence.||Photo A15; portrait. CREDIT: AIP Emilio Segrè
Visual Archives, W.F. Meggers Collection
Photo B29; Old age, seated on steps. CREDIT: AIP Emilio Segrè Visual Archives, Dorothy Davis Locanthi Collection.