Albert Einstein

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Biography

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879 by Mother Pauline Einstein and father Hermann Einstein. Albert had one sister named Maja Einstein who was youger than him. She was born on November 18, 1881. He had no brothers. Albert was physicist who developed the theory of relativity. He is considerd the most influential physicist of the 20th century.

Schooling

Albert Einstein attended a catholic elementary school at the age of five for three years. He attended the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich Switzerland from 1896 through 1900. He also attended the Swiss Federal Polytechnic school in Zurich Switzerland. He enrolled in 1896 at the age of seventeen and graduated in 1901. Albert attempted to get out of his last highschool year by taking an entrance exam to ETH, the Swiss Polytechnic University in Zurich. He failed the test, forcing him to attend one final year of highschool in the small town Aaura, Switzerland, instead.

Accomplishments

In 1921, Albert won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect. Einstein challenged the wave theory of light, suggesting that light could also be regarded as a collection of particles.

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