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Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein's life

Albert was born in Germany, into a Jewish family. At 27 he created the theory of relativity. During WWI, Einstein became a pacifist. A few months before the start of WWII, he moved to the U.S. And spent 22 years at Princeton university. He died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey at the age of 76.
the death of albert einstein ORIGINAL broadcast april 18, 1955


For Einstein, "war was a disease ... [and] he called for resistance to war." By signing the letter to Roosevelt he went against his pacifist principles.[82] In 1954, a year before his death, Einstein said to his old friend, Linus Pauling, "I made one great mistake in my life—when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification—the danger that the Germans would make them ..."

Medical capabilities

In the times of Einstein's death, they were able to use a CT scan or an MRI. They were also able to replace the arteries with a metallic tube.

Thomas Harvey

Harvey was most known for Conducting the autopsy of Albert Einstein's brain, saving and storing it. The autopsy was conducted at Princeton Hospital, Princeton NJ, on April 18 at 8:00 am. Einstein's brain weighed 1,230 grams - well within the normal human range, which immediately dispelled the concept that intelligence and brain size were directly related. Dr. Harvey sectioned the preserved brain into 170 pieces in a lab at the University of Pennsylvania, a process that took three full months to complete. Those 170 sections were then sliced in microscopic slivers and mounted onto slides and stained. There were 12 sets of slides created with hundreds of slides in each set. Harvey retained two complete sets for his own research and distributed the rest to handpicked leading pathologists of the time. No permission for the removal and preservation had been given by Einstein or his family, but when the family learned about the study, permission to proceed the study was granted as long as the results were only published in scientific journals and not sensationalised.

A few Quotes from Albert.

  • The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education.

    Albert Einstein

  • The gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.

    Albert Einstein

  • It's not that I'm so smart, it's just that I stay with problems longer.

    Albert Einstein

  • Anyone who doesn't take truth seriously in small matters cannot be trusted in large ones either.

    Albert Einstein

  • I have no special talent. I am only passionately curious.

    Albert Einstein