Albert Einstein


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 to the violin in which he found much joy and
relaxation. Also, he was very close with his younger sister, Maja, and they
could often be found in the lakes that were scattered about the countryside near
Munich.

As a child, Einstein's sense of curiosity had already begun ...

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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 from Luitpold Gymnasium
being considered a disruptive influence.

Feeling that he could no longer deal with the German mentality, Einstein moved
to Switzerland where he continued his education. 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 ...

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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 work at this time dealt with molecules, and how their motion
affected temperature, but he is most well known for his Special Theory of
Relativity which tackled motion and the speed of light. Perhaps the most
important part of his discoveries was the equation: E= mc2.

After publishing these theories Einstein was promoted at his office. He remained
at the Patents Office for another two years, but his name was becoming too big
among the scientific community. In 1908, Einstein began teaching party ...

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