Albert Einstein

By Drew Reis Hour 2

Biography

Accomplishments and life

Albert Einstein, one of the most influential people of his time was born on March 14th, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. His father and mother, Pauline and Hermann were Jewish. When he was 5 years old, he was given a compass. It fascinated him, beginning his interest in science. He moved to Switzerland and attended ETH, a Swiss Polytechnic University. He earned a degree in physics. He went on to write 4 scientific papers, developed the theory of relativity, and won the Nobel prize for his discovery of the law of photoelectric effect. He was also closely tied to the NAACP and Web Du Bois. Einstein looked at racism as a disease, as he said in a 1946 speech. He was married twice and had 3 children. He moved to the United States in 1933, to escape Nazi Germany. Einstein passed away on April 18th, 1955. He is still one of the greatest known people to this day.

Impact on history

Einstein had a huge impact on history. His theory of relativity led to the development of the atom bomb, ending World War II. The world today would probably be a different place if the Germans won. Also, his discovery of the photoelectric effect led to modern day electronics.

Questions after video

Did Einstein accept the offer for the presidency of Israel in 1952?


What year was Einstein's miracle year?

Albert Einstein Biography