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Albert EinsteinAlbert Einstein
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex,
and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of
courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
Albert was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, in the Germans
Albert was a typical boy in elementary school with difficulties in
his speech, yet he was the top student.
His curiosity began when his father showed him a pocket compass
and thought “There must be something in there that causes
the needle to spin besides the “empty space”.”
Einstein built models and mechanical devices just for fun which
showed his mathematical skills.
When his fathers company failed in 1894, his family moved
to different places.
He then decided to stay in Munich to finish his studies.
His father intended for him to pursue in electrical
When Einstein joined his family in Pavia, he wrote his first
scientific work The Investigation of the State of Aether
in Magnetic fields.”
Einstein finished secondary school at age 17.
Marriages and Children
Einstein met Mileva Mari the same year he enrolled at the Polytechnic.ć
Over the years their friendship developed into romance.
In early 1902, They had a daughter named Lieserl.
A year later, Einstein and Mileva married.
They then had two sons names Hans Albert and Eduard.
After 16 years of marriage Einstein and Mari divorced for the reasonć
that they had been living their lives apart for 5 years.
Einstein remarried a couple months later with Elsa Lowenthal. They
both immigrated to the United States. She then died in 1936.
After completing his thesis with Alfred Kleiner, Albert was awarded a
PhD by the University of Zurich.
That same year, in 1905 Albert published 4 “Annus Mirabilis” papers
which were on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special
relativity, and the equivalence of matter and energy. These papers
introduced him to his academic career.
Three years later, he was recognized as a leading scientist and became a
Emigration to the United States
Einstein was forced to leave Germany and enter the U.S due
to the new Chancellor, Adolf Hitler.
Albert had never felt so Jewish in his life.
Other scientists emigrated to the United States.
WWII and The Manhattan
Before the beginning of World War II, Albert was forced to
write a letter to the president of the United States, to
inform him about Hitler’s plans in developing an atomic
The letter gave Franklin D. Roosevelt the idea to join the
race on building bombs.
On April 17, 1955 Albert suffered from internal bleeding
caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Albert did not want surgery and said “I want to go when I
want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have done
my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.”
Einstein died at the age of 76. He was having to work until
the last day of his life.
During the autopsy, the pathologist removed Einstein’s brain
without the permission of his family in hope that
neuroscience of the future will be able to figure out why
Albert Einstein was so intelligent.
“All that is valuable in human society depends upon the
opportunity for development accorded the individual.”
“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain
too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”
“Concern for man and his fate must always form the
chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget this
in the midst of your diagrams and equations.”