February 22, 2016
The theory of relativity “occurred to me by intuition. And music is the driving force behind this intuition,” Einstein reportedly revealed to famed music teacher Shinichi Suzuki. “My parents had me study the violin from the time I was six. My new discovery is the result of musical perception."1 Also having claimed, “the secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources,” Einstein never revealed exactly how the insight came to him.
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