Albert Einstein

The Man Who Changed The Universe

Albert Einstein Physicist

Born: March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany

Died: April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey

Died from old age

Early Life

Albert was in on March 14 in 1879. He was the first born son of Hermann and Pauline Einstein. His father owned an electrical equipment plant. After failed success, they family moved to Munich where they had their daughter Maja.

Even though he was Jewish, Albert received schooling from a Catholic elementary school. He then enrolled at the Luitpold Gymnasium. This was when he stared to think about science and mathematics.

Getting Involved

In 1905, Albert published the series of papers that would get him his fame. The first one,

Albert talked about how particles in liquid moved rapid and randomly. Albert hypothesized that the visible motion of particles was caused by random movement that make up the liquid. His second talked about the photoelectric effect. He wrote that the puzzle was that the number of electrons released wasn't a function of lights intensity nor color. The third paper is what everyone knows him for. This paper explained his Special Theory of Relativity. This paper is what gave us E=mc^2. The paper discussed the relationship between two observations in two different areas moving at the same rate.

Choices & Results

Due to his huge contribution to the world of science and physics, Albert Einstein was awarded a Ph.D by the University of Zurich in 1905 and won a Nobel Prize for Physics.

However, after he moved to America before WW1, the U.S. government hired him to help create the Nuclear Bomb, due to the fear of Hitler making it first

In His Words

When asked about his work on the Nuke, he said,

"Peace cannot be kept by force; it can only be achieved by understanding."

He was also told he was a great scientist, but he said

"Most people say that it is the intellect which makes a great scientist. They are wrong: it is character"


Einsteins work has shaped modern physics of today to get to where we are today. HIs work on Nuclear Weapons did help create the Nuclear Power Plants we use to make energy for our homes.

Words for Him

"If you make your robot look exactly like Albert Einstein, then the robot better be as smart as Einstein, or its user is going to feel cheated." Rodney Brooks

"Quantum Mechanics and General Relativity are both accepted as scientific fact even though they're mutually exclusive. Albert Einstein spent the second half of his life searching for a unifying truth that would reconcile the two." Roy H. Williams


His name has become a short hand term for a very smart individual and has become a household name. His work in science has shaped how we learn and discover new things today.
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Annotated Bibliography

"Albert Einstein." Almanac of Famous People. Gale, 2011. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2016.

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"Albert Einstein." World of Physics. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2016

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"Albert Einstein." World of Scientific Discovery. Gale, 2006. Biography in Context. Web. 5 May 2016.

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