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The 'Genius' of Albert Einstein on Nat Geo Channel (Photos)

Science Celebrity

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Albert Einstein (Geoffrey Rush) with his wife Elsa Einstein (Emily Watson) greet a crowd of people in the street in National Geographic's "Genius."

Geoffrey Rush

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Geoffrey Rush stars as Albert Einstein in National Geographic's "Genius."

Johnny Flynn

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Johnny Flynn stars as young Albert Einstein in National Geographic's "Genius."

The Real Einstein

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Professor Albert Einstein at home circa 1925.

"Einstein with his Tongue Out"

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Geoffrey Rush reenacts the famous photo of Albert Einstein sticking out his tongue. The original was taken by Arthur Sasse on March 14, 1951 — Einstein's 72nd birthday.

Albert & Mileva

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Johnny Flynn stars as young Albert Einstein and Samantha Colley stars as Mileva Marić in National Geographic's "Genius."

Albert & Mileva

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Johnny Flynn (Albert Einstein) with Samantha Colley (Mileva Maric)

Maja Einstein

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Helen Monks plays Albert Einstein's sister, Maja Einstein).

Einstein on the Run

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Johnny Flynn as young Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein in 1946.

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Hanneke Weitering is an editor at Space.com with 10 years of experience in science journalism. She has previously written for Scholastic Classroom Magazines, MedPage Today and The Joint Institute for Computational Sciences at Oak Ridge National Laboratory. After studying physics at the University of Tennessee in her hometown of Knoxville, she earned her graduate degree in Science, Health and Environmental Reporting (SHERP) from New York University. Hanneke joined the Space.com team in 2016 as a staff writer and producer, covering topics including spaceflight and astronomy. She currently lives in Seattle, home of the Space Needle, with her cat and two snakes. In her spare time, Hanneke enjoys exploring the Rocky Mountains, basking in nature and looking for dark skies to gaze at the cosmos.