Albert Einstein

By: Maya Castillo

Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. Growing up, Einstein was said to have struggled dealing with Aspergers Syndrome which is a disorder that affects your ability to communicate. Though at the time it would have just been considered mild autism. Einstein also had problems with his speech and was not speaking until the age of 4. When Einstein was 15, in high school he dropped out. However he didn't stop learning. He continued to teach himself Physics and Mathematics. Einstein only reached the peak of his career after introducing his theory of relativity or E=mc2. The Theory of Relativity states how time is relative. As an example if a truck is going at a constant rate of 50mph on a smooth straight road with no acceleration and the truck has 3 people on it: a pitcher, a catcher, and an observer with a speed gun. The 3 people are not running with the truck at 50mph they are on the back standing still. The pitcher throws a ball at 100mph but the ball is actually traveling at a different speed for an observer at rest. If the observer who isn't on the truck measures the pitchers ball then he would say the ball is traveling at 150mph as opposed to the on truck observer who said it was traveling just 100mph. After Einstein had introduced this theory, leaving a mark on the science world he then went on to discover other theories and notions such as the Photoelectric Effect, Brownian Motion,and the Matter/Energy relationship.Einstein's legacy would be that even if you have a disability or you drop out you are still capable of great things & changing life as we see it. Albert Einstein later died on April 18, 1955 from an abdominal aortic aneurysm. It was possible he could have lived longer but he refused to have surgery stating how he was content with his life & all his accomplishments.
Albert Einstein: Mini Biography