Albert Einstein 2


Albert Einstein was born March 14, 1879, in the small town of Ulm, in Southern Germany. His parents, Hermann and Pauline, were Jewish. His father was an electrician whom also was interested in electrical inventions. However he was very unsuccessful in his business, and as soon as Albert was born, the family moved to Munich. As a child Einstein was very lonely and shy. He preferred to play with himself in the parks and the woods. He first realized the wonders of science at the age of four, when his dad introduced him to magnets and their properties. Einstein later said: " That Experience made a deep and lasting impression on me." Later in his life as a kid, Einstein's uncle, Jacob, ...

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Einstein's relatives in Northern city of Milan in Italy, offered help to the family. At the time Einstein was at the age of fifteen when he decided to drop-out of high school and join his family to travel to Milan. However he was expelled from school by the principal; he (the principal) said:" on the grounds that his presence in the class is disruptive and affects the other students." Albert Einstein had become a dropout. In Italy he felt free for the first time. With nobody to guide every step of his daily life, he traveled through the countryside. He visited museums and art galleries, attended concerts and lectures, and most of all, Einstein read books and more books. But his good times didn’t last long. The electrical engineering business his father had started , had encountered one setback after another. The young researcher was told to forget his "philosophical nonsense" and settle down to a "practical" life of self-support. Albert could not imagine ...

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Einstein's classmate at the university, Marcel Grossman, was too kind to Albert and took all the notes to copy when he would cut classes. Eventually, Einstein graduated at the age of twenty-one from ETH. Now, it was time for Einstein to stand on his own feet and make a living. Einstein loved to teach, and several of his professors had offered him to be a lecture assistant, but when Einstein later approached them, they refused him. The reasons were unclear but he never gave up. For the next few years he taught in a technical high school, and later he became a tutor for a private school. In those years Einstein was in a good position, but when he asked his charges for a larger share of ...

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