~I think this source was important because it talks about how he started off and some of the choices he made. It gave me the right information I needed
~ I think this source was important, because it shows how he got involved and how he did in school, and that even though he wasn't a "good" student when it came to behavior, he always wanted to learn more.
Choices and Results
Having been appointed as engineer in the patent office in Bern, Switzerland, he simultaneously undertook the research that brought him rapid fame. At about the same time he acquired Swiss citizenship and married a fellow student; they had two sons. He also immediately began to publish one or two papers each year on theoretical physics in the Annalen der Physik. In 1905 he published three of particular note: "Über einen die Erzeugung und Verwandlung des Lichtes betreffenden heuristischen Gesichtspunkt" (On a Heuristic Point of View concerning the Generation and Transmission of Light, Annalen der Physik, ser. 4, 17:132–148), in which he described his photon theory of light; "Über die von der molekularkinetischen Theorie der Wärme geforderte Bewegung von in ruhenden Flussigkeiten suspendierten Teilchen" (On the Movement of Small Particles Suspended in a Stationary Liquid Demanded by the Molecular Kinetic Theory of Heat, ibid. 549–560), on Brownian motion; and "Elektrodynamik bewegter Körper" (Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies, ibid. 891–921), containing the bases of his theory of relativity. These remarkable publications led to a lectureship at Bern and a series of professorships at the Universities of Zurich (1909) and Prague (1910) and at the Polytechnic School at Zurich (1912). While at Prague, Einstein published many additional papers, including his "Über den Einfluss der Schwerkraft auf die Ausbreitung des Lichtes" (Concerning the Influence of Gravitation on the Propagation of Light, ibid. 35:898–908). In 1913 he went to Berlin as a member of the Royal Prussian Academy of Science, a professor at the University of Berlin without teaching or administrative obligations, and a member of the Kaiser Wilhelm Research Institute.
During World War I, Einstein acquired a reputation as an anti-militarist. He also remarried, having separated from his first wife, by mutual consent. It was also during the early wartime years that he developed the theory of
general relativity, published in his "Die Grundlage der allgemeinen Relativitätstheorie" (The Foundation of the Generalized Theory of Relativity, ibid. 49:769–822). He predicted that light from stars passing near to the sun would be deflected by a certain amount, a prediction that was confirmed by observations made during an eclipse of the sun in 1919. There was considerable opposition to the relativity theory, however, and when Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1922, the citation spoke only of his work in photoelectricity and "in the field of theoretical physics." 3.(Wallace, W. A. "Albert Einstein." New Catholic Encyclopedia. Detroit: Gale, 2003. Biography in Context. Web. 12 May 2016.)
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