Albert Einstein: His Life


Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth
centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people.
While most of these do not understand this man's work, everyone knows that
its impact on the world of science is astonishing.
Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1874. Before his
first birthday, his family had moved to Munich where young Albert's father,
Hermann Einstein, and uncle set up a small electro-chemical business. He
was fortunate to have an excellent family with which he held a strong
relationship. Albert's mother, Pauline Einstein, had an intense passion
for music and literature, and it was she that first introduced her son ...

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fluent in German until the age of nine even led some teachers to
believe he was disabled.
At sixteen he attempted to enroll at the Federal Institute of
Technology but failed the entrance exam. This forced him to study locally
for one year until he finally passed the school's evaluation. The Institute
allowed Einstein to meet many other students that shared his curiosity, and
it was here that his studies turned mainly to Physics. He quickly learned
that while physicists had generally agreed on major principals in the past,
there were modern scientists who were attempting to disprove outdated
theories. Since most of Einstein's teachers ignored these new ideas, he
was again forced to explore on his own. In 1900 he graduated from the
Institute and then achieved citizenship to Switzerland.
Einstein became a clerk at the Swiss Patent Office in 1902. This
job had little to do with physics, but he was able to satiate his curiosity
by figuring out how new inventions worked. The ...

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