You don’t need no education

News today that apparently Einstein wasn’t that great at maths. He was very good at thinking up broad ideas but not so good on the details of proofs. Even so he was able to derive E = mc^2 although only a few months after his main paper on special relativity.

This follows on from the well known tale that Einstein didn’t speak properly until 8 or 9.

Just goes to show what you can get away with.