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My Friend, Albert Einstein

He was one of the greatest scientists the world hasever known, yet if I had to convey the essence 2 ofAlbert Einstein in a single word, I would choosesimplicity. Perhaps an anecdote 3 will help. Once,caught in a downpour, he took off his hat and held itunder his coat. Asked why, he explained, withadmirable logic , that the rain would damage thehat, but his hair would be none the worse4 for its wetting. This knack for going instinctively tothe heart of a matter was the secret of his major scientific discoveries — this and hisextraordinary feeling for beauty.

I first met Albert Einstein in 1935 , at the famous Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, N.J. 5 He had been among the first to be invited to the Institute, and was offered carte blanche6as to salary. To the director's dismay, Einstein asked for an impossible sum: it was far toosmall. The director had to plead with him to accept a larger salary.

I was in awe of7 Einstein, and hesitated before approaching him about some ideas I had beenworking on. When I finally knocked on his door, a gentle voice said, “Come ”—with a risinginflection that made the single word both a welcome and a question. I entered his office andfound him seated at a table, calculating and smoking his pipe. Dressed in ill-fitting clothes, hishair characteristically awry8 , he smiled a warm welcome . His utter naturalness at once set meat ease.

As I began to explain my ideas, he asked me to write the equations on the blackboard so hecould see how they developed. Then came the staggering — and altogether endearing —request: "Please go slowly. I do not understand things quickly." This from Einstein! He said itgently, and I laughed. From then on, all vestiges of fear were gone.

阅读自测

Ⅰ. Fill in the blanks with proper words of the passage:

1. If I have to describe Albert Einstein in a single word, I would choose_______(单纯).

2. Caught in a_______(倾盆大雨), I have got a bad cough.

3. In the hometown of Emperor Zhu Yuanzhang, there are many _______(轶事)about him.

4. To my _______(沮丧), my father doesn't buy me the Walkman I like best.

5. Helen Keller isso strong-minded a person that I am _______(敬畏)her.

Ⅱ. Questions :

After reading this passage , do you have a new understanding of this famous person, AlbertEinstein? If yes, then what is it?

参考答案

Ⅰ. 1. simplicity 2. downpour 3. anecdotes 4.dismay 5 . in awe of Ⅱ. Yes, I have a newunderstanding of him. I find he is not only a greatscientist but also a simple man. He is polite and kindto the young people. Also he is a little humorous.

参考译文

爱因斯坦轶事

阿尔伯特· 爱因斯坦是世界上最伟大的科学家之一,然而如果要用一个词来形容他的话,那就是单纯。还是看一段他的轶事吧。一次,爱因斯坦遇上了倾盆大雨, 他便摘下帽子把它夹在上衣里。问他为什么这样做,他的解释真是妙极了:大雨会淋坏帽子,而头发淋一 下却无伤大雅。他具有一把抓住事物核心的天赋,而且对美有着独特的感受,这是他探索重大科学发现的诀窍所在。

我第一次见阿尔伯特· 爱因斯坦是1935 年,在新泽西州普林斯顿镇著名的高等研究院。他是首批被邀请到研究院工作的,院方给予的待遇是一张签好字的空白支票。令院长沮丧的是,爱因斯坦的要求让你难以接受:他索要甚少。院长不得不恳求他多索要一些薪水。

我敬畏爱因斯坦,在就我所做的研究向他请教之前,我都感到忐忑不安。最终,我敲响了他办公室的门,“进来”,一个温柔的声音说道———那种升调使得这个简单的词语既表示欢迎又含有疑问。我走进办公室,看到他坐在桌子旁边,一边正计算着什么,一边还抽着烟斗。爱因斯坦不修边幅,头发蓬乱,颇有特色,他微笑着向我表示热烈欢迎。那种轻松自如的神态,立刻让我觉得很放松。

我正要向他解释我的想法,他让我把等式写在黑板上,以便他能看清楚等式的演算过程。然后他提了一个令人吃惊的———又让人喜爱的———请求:“请慢点写,我反应慢。”这话竟出自爱因斯坦!他说话如此斯文,我笑了。自那一刻起,我对爱因斯坦一点都不觉得害怕了。

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