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2009-04-03 11:39:45

Martin J. Klein, a historian of modern physics and editor of Albert Einstein's papers, has died at the age of 84 in Chapel Hill, N.C., his daughter said. Klein, a physicist, edited papers that documented Einstein's revolutionary work on the theory of relativity, The New York Times reported Friday. From 1949 to 1966, Klein, who died Saturday, was a physics professor at the Case Institute of Technology in Cleveland. In 1967, he moved to Yale where he became chairman of the university's...


Word of the Day
omphalos
  • The navel or umbilicus.
  • In Greek archaeology: A central boss, as on a shield, a bowl, etc.
  • A sacred stone in the temple of Apollo at Delphi, believed by the Greeks to mark the 'navel' or exact center-point of the earth.
'Omphalos' comes from the ancient Greek.
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