Albert Einstein Fellowship

Every year Einstein Forum, in collaboration with Daimler and Benz Foundation, select an Albert-Einstein Fellow and furnish the fellow with an opportunity of realizing a research project outside the scope of their previous work. The intention is to promote young universalists who – just like Albert Einstein – distinguish themselves through interdisciplinary commitment in addition to their outstanding achievements in a specific scientific field. The scholarship also covers a sojourn of about half a year’s duration in the garden house of Einstein’s summer home in Caputh.

According to Einstein, Caputh was a place where one could be lazy (sei ein gutes faules Tier) and not give a damn about the world (pfeif auf die Welt) and just get lost in the research of fundamental sciences. Einstein deliberately chose this remotest place, in the middle of the woods and near the lake. He would take his boat and go on for sailing in the morning and meet many scholars which include "Max Born, Rabidranath Tagore, Erwin Schrödinger, Gustav Bucky, Paul Ehrenfest, Felix Ehrenhaft, Abraham Flexner, Philipp Frank, Fritz Haber, Otto Hahn, Gerhart Hauptmann, Alfred Kerr, Erich Kleiber, Käthe Kollwitz, Max von Laue, Heinrich Mann, Walther Nernst, Franz Oppenheimer, Max Planck, Ruggiero Ricci, Anna Seghers, Arnold Sommerfeld, Leo Szilard, Chaim Weizmann, Eugene P. Wigner, Arnold Zweig."

"The sailing ship, the distant view, the lonely walks in autumn, the relative silence, it is paradise." - Albert Einstein, 1929

My activities as a fellow

Due to COVID-19 Pandemic, I couldn't start my fellowship at Einsteinhaus as originally planned. But I have arranged the following virtual talks with notable personalities during the lockdown (thanks to the kind support of the director of Einstein Forum and the friendly supportive staff). Watch this space for updates! 

Upcoming Talks 

Above the Clouds

There is something blurred and indistinct, Antedating heaven and earth. How indistinct! How blurred! Yet within it are forms. How dim! How confused! Quiet, though ever functioning. It does nothing, yet through it all things are done. To its accomplishment it lays no credit. It loves and nourishes all things, but does not lord it over them. I do not know its name, I call it the Tao.

-Lao Tzu.