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Albert Einstein House

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Location 112 Mercer Street, Princeton
Country United States
City Princeton

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Website http://www.princetonhistory.org/collections/albert-einstein.cfm
Geographical Coordinates 40.34311,-74.66627

Summary

The Albert Einstein House at 112 Mercer Street in Princeton, New Jersey was the home of Albert Einstein from 1936 until his death in 1955. Presumably the house was built between the 1870's and 1880's. The house is a simple pattern-book cottage and in itself is of no particular architectural significance. Reportedly Albert Einstein requested that his house not be made a museum, and his family did not want it to be recognized as such. Nonetheless it was added to the National Register of Historic Places and further designated a U.S. National Historic Landmark in 1976. The house was occupied by Eric Maskin and his family. He was a Professor in the School of Social Science at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton specializing in the studies of Albert O. Hirschman, until 2011. Eric Maskin was awarded the 2007 Nobel Prize in conjunction with the International Panel on Climate Change (IPCC). He is currently a Professor of Economics at Harvard University. Prior to Eric Maskin, 2004 Noble Prize winner,Frank Wilczek, occupied the Albert Einstein House during his years as a professor at IAS 1989 to 2001. It has been reported that the house was a condition for Frank Wilczek relocating to Princeton and that many evening seminars were hosted in the house students.

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