Millennium tie with Einstein quote, 2000.
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Blue silk souvenir tie made by Mag Mouch for the 2000 Millennium, with a design of space rockets. The Einstein quote is: 'I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.' German-born mathematician Albert Einstein (1879-1955) made fundamental contributions to physics. The year 2005 marked the centenary of publication of Einstein's Special Relativity Theory which posited that time does not exist at the same rate for everyone and everything. Special Relativity produced the equation which expresses the equivalence between matter and energy: E=mc squared.