Albert Einstein


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. Yes,many have heard of
's General Theory of relativity, but few know about the
intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called,
"The greatest single achievement of human thought."

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 ...

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of his was his father's compass, and he often marveled at his
uncle's explanations of algebra. Although young Albert was intrigued by
certain mysteries of science, he was considered a slow learner. His failure
to become fluent in German until the age of nine even led some teachers to
believe he was disabled.

Einstein's post-basic education began at the Luitpold Gymnasium when
he was ten. It was here that he first encountered the German spirit through
the school's strict disciplinary policy. His disapproval of this method of
teaching led to his reputation as a rebel. It was probably these
differences that caused Einstein to search for knowledge at home. He began
not with science, but with religion. He avidly studied the Bible seeking
truth, but this religious fervor soon died down when he discovered the
intrigue of science and math. To him, these seemed much more realistic than
ancient stories. With this new knowledge he disliked class even more, and
was eventually expelled ...

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still unknown to the scientific world,
he began to attract a large circle of friends and admirers. A group of
students that he tutored quickly transformed into a social club that shared
a love of nature, music, and of course, science. In 1903 he married Mileva
Meric, a mathematician friend.

In 1905, Einstein published five separate papers in a journal, the
Annals of Physics. The first was immediately acknowledged, and the
University of Zurich awarded Einstein an additional degree. The other
papers helped to develop modern physics and earned him the reputation of an
artist. Many scientists have said that Einstein's work contained an
imaginative spirit that was seen in most poetry. His ...

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