ALBERT EINSTEIN

THE GREAT PHYSICIST

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Albert Einstein, The Beginning

On March 14th, 1879, Albert Einstein was born to a Jewish family in Ulm, Germany. As a baby his head seemed to big for his body, which worried his parents. They were concerned he might be different. At the age of one his family moved to the city of Munich. Albert didn't babble or say words like normal babies do. This also worried his parents. They took him to many doctors but they couldn't find anything wrong with him. Albert didn't say anything until the birth of his sister, Maja. Even after he began speaking he was still shy and quiet. He preferred to play by himself, which is why he received the nickname Father Bore from the family housekeeper because he barely made a sound all day.
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The Early Years

When Albert was five years old his father gave him a new compass. Albert was curious why the needle always pointed north no matter which way he turned it. His father tried to explain that the Earth is like a big magnet. Albert was not satisfied with that answer and little did his parents know that the compass was start of something amazing. At age six his mother introduced him to the violin. Albert learned to love the violin. It would become a lifelong hobby. When Albert started school he didn't like it because the teachers thought he was rude for asking to many questions and the students bullied him. Albert's uncle Jakob would invent complicated math problems that Albert would spend days working. His uncle understood that Albert loved knowledge and introduced him to the family business, which was electricity and magnetism. Albert became obsessed with light and how it traveled. Another major influence in Albert's life was Max Talmud. Max was a medical student who often visited the Einsteins for a home cook meal. Max gave Albert a book on geometry, which he finished in no time. Max then gave him a book on algebra, which he finished just as fast. Max gave him books about geology, chemistry, physics, and a book called THE CRITIQUE OF PURE REASON which changed the way he thought about people for the rest of his life. After his family moved to Switzerland, Albert finished high school. Albert loved Switzerland so much he decided to enroll in the physics program at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic Institute in Zurich.
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Theories and Life Afterwards

After college Albert worked for the Swiss patent office and published 4 of his most important theories. The first was on the Special Theory of Relativity, which states there is no fixed frame of reference there for everything is moving relative to everything else in the universe. That same year he published the other three papers. The Photoelectric Effect which explains what light is made of and how it moves around. The True Sizes Of Atoms paper which proves that atoms and molecules exist. Paper four was over Mass and Energy or E=mc2. After his theories began to gain recognition, he worked at several academic positions finally leaving Nazi Germany to end up at Princeton University. He eventually died of an abdominal aortic aneurysmon on April 18, 1955 at the age of 76. Throughout his lifetime he continuied to contribute to the scientific community with more important theories and works which still are used today.