physicist born in Germany who formulated the special theory of relativity and the general theory of relativity; Einstein also proposed that light consists of discrete quantized bundles of energy (later called photons) (1879-1955)
someone who has exceptional intellectual ability and originality;
"Mozart was a child genius"
"he's smart but he's no Einstein"
- Einstein is distinguished for his originality.
- Einstein's theory marked a new epoch in physics.