Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein was a famous physicist and scientist. He was born in Germany; however, after the rise of Adolf Hitler, he moved to America.

His Theory of Relativity brought a revolution in the world of science and paved the way for the creation of the Atomic Bomb.

In 1921 Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize. During the WW2, he sent the American president a letter informing him about Germany’s atomic weapon project.

He recommended that the USA did the same. As a result of this during the WW2, USA became the only atomic power.

Early Life

Albert Einstein was born on 14th March, 1879 in Ulm, Germany to a Jewish family.

His parents were named Hermann and Pauline Einstein. Soon all of his family moved to Munich. Since birth, Einstein was a little different, and his parents worried about him a lot.

He did not speak till the age of three and was unable to talk fluently till the age of twelve. Einstein was curious by nature and was fascinated by the unseen force that directed the compass needle.

His teachers thought that he was mentally disabled and wouldn’t be able to achieve anything in his life.

Education and Marriage

At the age of sixteen, Einstein was expelled from the school due to his bad attitude. After the expulsion, he applied to the Federal Institute of Technology but did not pass the entrance exam. He then attended the Cantonal School, Switzerland, and got a diploma.

After which Einstein was automatically admitted into FIT. However, he bunked classes and spent most of his time reading about the latest scientific theories.

Einstein graduated from FIT in 1900. Two years later he got a job in Bern’s Patent Office and married his sweetheart Mileva Maric.

Teaching Career

During his clerk day’s Einstein published various articles which focused on the Photoelectric Effect, Brownian Motion, and Mass-Energy Equivalence, E=mc2, etc. They made him famous, and he became the center of attention.

In 1909 the University of Zurich offered him the post of Associate Professor. He found the traditional methods of schooling suffocating and instead introduced an unconventional style of teaching.

Two years later, Einstein became a professor at Prague’s German University. He also joined FIT.

Move to Germany

In 1913, Max Planck and Walther Nernst convinced Einstein to become a member of the University of Berlin and Prussian Academy of Science.

He accepted their offer and moved to Germany; however, his wife, along with their children remained in Zurich.

They eventually divorced, and he married his cousin. Eventually, Einstein became a target of hatred. His theories were called Jewish physics. In 1940, he became a USA resident.

His theory of Mass-Equivalence played a major role in the development of the atomic bomb. However, the bombing of Nagasaki and Hiroshima shocked him greatly and brought him distress.


He died on 18th April 1955 due to an abdominal aneurysm. Although surgery could have saved his life, however, Einstein refused and stated that he had lived long enough, it was time to move on. Einstein was 76 years old when he died.