Why 2016 was the year of Einstein
From Pokémon to paintings, the beloved genius' influence could be found everywhere.
How Einstein helped bring us Pokemon Go
The Pokémon Go craze launched like a rocket this summer and, few people know, we have Einstein to thank for the technology behind it. The app uses GPS technology, which was first introduced decades ago by the Princeton physicist. "Little did he know it would be put to this use," said Izzy Kasdin, the executive director of the Historical Society of Princeton, which hosts a permanent exhibition on the beloved genius. Asked if her museum would become a PokeStop location, she offered a one-word answer that starts with "P" and is not Pokémon: "Potentially."