Albert Einstein Biography

Albert Einstein Biography
Albert Einstein was born on the 14th of March, 1879, and died on the 17th of April, 1955. During that time he changed the way the world thinks. Few names are quite as famous as Einstein’s in the world of science and his contributions are taught in schools alongside the likes of Galileo and Hippocrates. This is quite an honor for a man only 55 years gone from this world, and makes the life of Albert Einstein of great interest.
Albert was born in Germany to a family of non-observant Jews. He was a brilliant mind from the start, and always curious about the way the world worked around him. A poor medical student was his tutor for six years during his late childhood and early teen years, and enthusiastically taught him everything he could about the many educational pursuits young Albert was interested in.

After having dropped out of secondary school after clashing with his father about becoming an electrical engineer, which he thought did not allow for enough creative thinking, Albert attempted to enter a university. Though he got great marks in math and science he failed the exam as a whole and his family paid for him to finish secondary school at another institute.

To avoid German military service in the First World War Einstein renounced his German citizenship in 1917 and moved to Switzerland to pursue a diploma in math and science. He met his future wife there, the only female student in the program out of six. A child was born to the couple out of wedlock in 1902, but her existence and future are unknown after 1903.

In 1903, Einstein married his first wife, Mileva Maric. In 1904 and 1910 they had two sons, and then separated in 1914. They divorced in 1919. Then in 1919 he married Elsa Lowenthal, a woman who was his first cousin on one side and second cousin on the other. In 1933 they emigrated to the United States, and by the end of 1936 Elsa had died of heart problems.

Having moved back to Germany after separating from his first wife Einstein was forced to flee for his life in 1933 as the Nazis took over the country. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921, but his Jewish background made him undesirable to the Nazis. He was only one of fourteen Nobel laureates and 26 out of 60 theoretical physics professors in the entire country that were forced to do so. He did so with a $ 5,000 bounty on his head.

In 1939 Einstein spoke out in favor of the allies building a nuclear bomb. He said that he only did so because he felt that there was significant risk that the Germans would resort to such devices, and later expressed regret at having done so. In 1940 he became an American citizen and took a professorship at Princeton.

Einstein worked in theoretical physics during his entire academic career. Although he is best known for work on relativity that earned him the distinction of a Nobel Prize, he also worked on such fundamental parts of our scientific understanding as photons (the particles that light is made up of) and thermodynamics. His scientific achievements were, as all great achievements are, initially viewed with skepticism. But many important experts in the field supported him, and many of his theories became widely accepted with time.

Albert Einstein died on April 17th of 1955 of a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm. Internal bleeding caused his death. He was offered surgery to perhaps correct the problem, but he stated that he thought prolonging life artificially was ‘tasteless’ and that it was his time to go.

By necessity, any Albert Einstein biography that is less than a hundred pages long only touches on a few of the most important events in the great man’s life. But even in brief coverage, it is easy to see how a boy who constantly asked how the world worked managed to figure out some of science’s most important principles. Perhaps we should all ask more questions.

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Gem is Valuable.. So You are :)

Gem is Valuable.. So You are :)

People sometimes feel they are on the wrong place,

or going through awful situations..

Maybe we spend time on Mud 🙁 alot but that doesn’t

mean that we aren’t valuable..

The most important thing is that Allah is

Satisfied and to him we are Valuable.. 🙂

And Sure one day Gem will go to the right place,
and same for Dust.

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53-365 Alberts Adventures on Webcam

53-365 Alberts Adventures on Webcam

Day 53 and Albert battles technology again.

With another forecast of snow on the way, Albert didn’t want o leave the house, so he could enjoy it in all its glory. However as Albert has been away the last few days, he has not seen Sally, and thought he better make an effort to see her.

So he dusted off an old webcam, and set to work installing it on the computer. As we all know from previous adventures, Albert plus computers equals disaster waiting to happen. While installing the software, Albert managed to corrupt his computer and had to take it to PC world to get it fixed.

They were very friendly there, and even set his webcam up for him for a small price. But this was of no concern to Albert, as he could of spent the next week trying to set it up. Once he got it home, he went straight online to Sally to have a video conversation which lasted the rest of the evening. Through all the stress and distractions, Albert had missed the snow, which had melted within a few hours of landing.

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Top 20 Great Albert Einstein Quotes

Top 20 Great Albert Einstein Quotes

German-born scientist Albert Einstein is probably the world’s most famous scientist. His work helped bring a new era of discovery and knowledge to the area of physics. Apart from being known for many inventions and discoveries, Albert Einstein was known for words and phrases and following 20 of his great quotes.

“Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I’m not sure about the former.”

“Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.”

“My religion consists of a humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in the slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind.”

“I am enough of an artist to draw freely upon my imagination. Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.”

“Laws alone can not secure freedom of expression; in order that every man present his views without penalty there must be spirit of tolerance in the entire population.”

“I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.”

“Science is a wonderful thing if one does not have to earn one’s living at it.”

“A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new.”

“Everybody is a genius. But if you judge a fish by its ability to climb a tree, it will live its whole life believing that it is stupid.”

“He who joyfully marches to music rank and file, has already earned my contempt. He has been given a large brain by mistake, since for him the spinal cord would surely suffice. This disgrace to civilization should be done away with at once. Heroism at command, how violently I hate all this, how despicable and ignoble war is; I would rather be torn to shreds than be a part of so base an action. It is my conviction that killing under the cloak of war is nothing but an act of murder.”

“The ideals which have lighted my way, and time after time have given me new courage to face life cheerfully, have been Kindness, Beauty, and Truth. The trite subjects of human efforts, possessions, outward success, luxury have always seemed to me contemptible.”

“Any man who can drive safely while kissing a pretty girl is simply not giving the kiss the attention it deserves.”

“Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.”

“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.”

“Peace cannot be kept by force. It can only be achieved by understanding.”

“No problem can be solved from the same level of consciousness that created it.”

“Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.”

“If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.”

“The release of atom power has changed everything except our way of thinking…the solution to this problem lies in the heart of mankind. If only I had known, I should have become a watchmaker.”

“Try not to become a man of success, but rather try to become a man of value.”

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