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I don't mean to suggest that when I took the photo of the late afternoon light coming through the curtains of my room in Ulm that I was necessarily thinking of the thermal studies of light undertaken near the beginning of the last century by the most influential of German physicists, the man who gradually developed the photon theory that was to revolutionize our understanding of light, and lead to major advances in lasers, quantum computing, microscopy, and photochemistry. Nor is it necessarily significant that on a Friday in 1879, in a house built six years earlier on Bahnhofstrasse in Ulm, a house in any case destined to be destroyed late in 1944 during a heavy military bombardment, so that not a single stone was left sitting on top of another, Pauline Einstein gave birth to her first son, whom her husband Herman the following day registered at the Ulm registry office under the name Albert.