Lefty Genius Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein, Physicist

Albert Einstein, Theoretical Physicist, famous for the Theory of Relativity

It’s not easy to write about someone whose life and works have been written numerous times over.

Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955), was a German-born physicist who discovered the theory of general relativity, that affected a revolution in physics. For this achievement, Einstein is often regarded as the father of modern physics. He received the 1921Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. Earlier in his career, he thought that the Newtonian mechanics was no longer sufficient to hold on the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. His scientific pursuits led to the development of his special theory of relativity.

Einstein also investigated the thermal properties of light that laid the foundation of the photon theory of light. Around 1917, Albert Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to model the structure of the universe.

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Lefty Scientist Albert Einstein

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Scientist Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein (1879-1955), German-born Swiss and American, mathematical physicist, and known for Theory of Relativity, is considered the world’s greatest scientist. His popular equation E=MC2 has practical application in the development of nuclear energy. Einstein was also a lifelong pacifist who corresponded with famous figures like Freud and Tagore, among others.

Einstein’s Early Life

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany, on March 14, 1879, and he grew up in Munich. There was little in his early life to suggest his destiny for greatness. The young Albert hated school, with its rigid teaching methods. His only pleasures were his violin, which he would play all his life, and mathematics. He left school at 15 without a diploma.

He gave up his German citizenship and moved to Switzerland to avoid the military duty. In Zurich, he succeeded in getting a place at the Polytechnic to study physics and mathematics. After trying hard, at 23, he got a job as a technical examiner at Bern, enough to marry his Hungarian fiancée, Mileva Maric.

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