Albert Einstein

By Hayden Bentley

Early Life

Albert Einstein was a genius physicist. He was born in Ulm Germany on March 14, 1879 and he died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey. Einstein did not speak until the age of three, and his parents were afraid that he was retarded. His family was Jewish, but he went to a catholic school. Later he left, and went straight to college without a high school diploma. While at college, he met and married Mileva Maric. They had two boys and one girl, but she was given up for adoption. As Einstein dug deeper and deeper into his research, he divorced his wife in 1919.

Research

Albert Einstein did a lot of research in 1905. He developed the theory of physics in three papers. In his three papers, he developed special relativity (e=mc2), the photoelectric effect (e=hv), and the Brownian motion (kinetic theory).

Einstein won many prizes for his research. Other prizes Einstein won in the 20's were the Barnard Medal of Columbia University in 1920, the Copley Medal of Royal society in 1925, the Gold medal of the royal astronomical society in 1926, and the Max Planck medal of the German Physical Society in 1929. The biggest award Einstein received was in 1921. He won the Nobel Prize in physics for explaining the Brownian Motion. Explaining this made the television and electric eye possible.
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