Albert Einstein’s Brain on Display at London Wellcome Exhibition

Albert Einstein’s brain will go on display for the first time at an exhibition in London. The Wellcome Collection in London will display part of the scientist’s brain alongside that of Charles Babbage and two murderers William Burke and Edward Rulloff at the Mind as Matter exhibition. After his death in 1955, Einstein’s brain was divided into sections. Two sections will be featured at the Wellcome display.

The exhibition also features a 5,000-year-old skull with holes drilled through it, which shows how long humans have been performing brain surgery.

A specimen of Nobel physicist Albert Einstein’s brain is seen in a glass slide at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London March 27, 2012. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Diseased brains mounted in acrylic are seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London March 27, 2012. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

An anatomical model of a human head is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London March 27, 2012. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

A brain surgeon’s tool from 1941 based on an 1803 design by surgeon William Hey. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

A laser-etched lead crystal glass artwork by Katherine Dowson entitled Memory of a Brain Malformation is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London March 27, 2012. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

A human skull with evidence of brain surgery is seen at an exhibition at the Wellcome Collection in London March 27, 2012. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

Electric cable attached to gauge measures brain responses. (Reuters/Chris Helgren)

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