Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein was born in Ulm,Württemberg, Germany on March 14, 1879. At six weeks old his family moved to Munich (München)
where later in his life began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. After moving to Italy with his family Albert entered the
Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich in 1896 to become a teacher in physics and mathematics. He received his Mathematics teaching diploma on August 2nd, 1900. Albert married Mileva Maric in 1903 and they had a daughter and two sons, although their marriage was resolved in 1919. In the same year (1919) he had married his cousin. In 1901 he gained his diploma and in 1905 he also obtained his doctor’s degree. In 1909 he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics in Prague.
He became a german citizen in 1914. He stayed in Berlin until he renounced his citizenship due to political reasons in 1933, he emigrated to America. In America he took the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. By 1940 Albert had become an American citizen. He retired from his job in 1945.
Einstein kept an open mind while working on physics and called his major achievements mere stepping stones for yet greater achievements to come. Einstein dealt with classical problems of statistical mechanics and problems dealing with quantum theory. He also investigated thermal properties of light with a low radiation density. The observations made by him made the foundation of the photon theory of light. In 1916 he published a paper on the general theory of relativity. While doing this he also contributed to the problems of the theory of statistical mechanics and radiation. In 1920 Einstein continued his work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory.
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Einsteins most important works include:
Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The Evolution of Physics (1938). Among his non-scientific works, About Zionism (1930), Why War? (1933), My Philosophy (1934), and Out of My Later Years (1950).
He received honorary doctorate degrees in medicine, philosophy and science from many American and European universities.
Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey.

Words of Wisdom from Albert Einstein
"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."
"Imagination is more important than knowledge."
"The only real valuable thing is intuition."
"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

For more words of wisdom visit
http://rescomp.stanford.edu/~cheshire/EinsteinQuotes.html

Videos:
Einstein and The Special Theory of Relativity
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ajhFNcUTJI0&list=PLED25F943F8D6081C&index=10&feature=plcp
Proof of E=mc^2
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hW7DW9NIO9M&feature=fvwrel
Why Light is Quantum
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hSgIDgGpRpk&feature=fvwrel
The Size and Existence of Atoms
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nrUBPO6zZ40&feature=relmfu

References

  1. http://www.nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html