Albert Einstein was born on March 14th, 1879 in
Ulm Germany. His father was Hermann Einstein and his mother Pauline Koch his father
was an engineer and a salesman. In 1880 Albert and his family moved to Munich.
While in Munich Einstein’s father and uncle founded an electric company.
Albert at the age of five till the age of
eight went to a Catholic elementary school. At the age of eight he transferred
so he can receive advanced primary and secondary education at the Luitpold
Gymnasium. In 1894 his family lost the company and was forced to move to Italy
to look for work. Albert stayed in Munich to finish his studies.
When Albert was 16 he took the
entrance exams to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich. He failed to reach
the requirements of the general portion of the exam. In January 1896 after
receiving his father’s approval Albert denounced his German citizenship so he
didn’t have to enlist in the military. At the age of 17 he retook the entrance
exam to the polytechnic in Zurich and passed with the highest grades in physics
and mathematics. During his time there he fell in love with Mileva Maric who
was the only female physicist at Zürich. Einstein went on to marry Mileva even
though his family had strong opinions of her. While finishing her studies she
gave birth to Einstein’s first child Lieserl his daughter after her birth no
one knew what happened to her. After getting married they had there fist son
Hans Einstein. Mileva struggled with depression after their children were born
they divorced in 1919. Mileva died in 1948 after suffering a stroke.
After School Einstein spent almost
two grueling years searching for a teaching post.
During this time
Einstein received his Swiss citizen ship and found a job at a patent office. Einstein
published his first paper while working in the patent office in 1905. Only
three years later he got a job as a professor at the University of Bern. In
1911 Einstein first started working on his theory of general relativity. After
his divorce in 1912 he got remarried shortly after to his cousin Elsa she had
two children and Einstein moved in with her in her apartment in Berlin.
His theory says that light should be
bent from the gravity of our planet and in 1919 Sir Author Eddington saw this
happen during a solar eclipse. On November 7, 1919 Britain’s
top newspaper published a heading claiming Einstein dethrones Newtonian ideas.
In 1922 Einstein was awarded a noble prize in physics. Following that event in
1925 he received a Copley Medal from the Royal Society.
Albert Einstein visited New York City on April
2, 1921 He was welcomed by the mayor. In 1933 on a visit to the US Einstein new
that he could not return to Germany with the rise of the Nazi Regime so he
stayed in the United States. He moved to the US with his wife Elsa. While in
the US Einstein took up a position at the University of Princeton as a resident
scholar. During the next few years
settling into his new life in New Jersey his wife Elsa died of kidney problems.
Albert Einstein started working on
the Manhattan project in 1939. The Manhattan project was based on arming
rockets with nuclear capabilities. Even though Einstein once said he hated war
even saying “War is a disease” – Albert Einstein. After settling in New Jersey Einstein became a
United States citizen in 1940. In Einstein’s personal life he loved music and
supported civil rights. Even once saying if he wasn’t a Physicist he would be a
Einstein lived out the rest of his
life making papers and living in his home in Princeton New Jersey. On April 17,
1955 Einstein experienced internal bleeding due to an abdominal rupture.
Einstein refused surgery saying “I want to go when I want to go”- Albert
Einstein. Einstein died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton hospital.
I feel that
Albert Einstein’s biggest accomplishment is his theory of relativity. I feel
this because his theory of relativity sparked his assentation into the world of
famous scientists. Also his relativity
theory awarded him a Nobel Prize in Physics which only one-hundred and eleven
people have received since its creation in 1901. Einstein’s theory of
Relativity has changed the way we look at science and most likely will for the
rest of time.
One of the most famous equations in
history is most likely E=Mc squared. This is an equation Einstein made to
explain his theory of relativity. This is why I feel like Einstein’s greatest
accomplishment was his making of the theory of relativity.
thing that surprised me the most about Einstein was he denied medical
assistance on his death bed. On April 17th 1955 he was rushed to the
hospital do to internal bleeding from an abdominal injury. The doctors demanded
taking him into surgery to fix the injury and ultimately prolong his life but
Einstein gave these famous words. “I want to go when I want to
go its tasteless to prolong life artificially” – Albert Einstein. That is what
surprised me the most because I don’t know why someone so great and who could
have influenced the world would go before he could do more. Albert had an
amazing outlook on life and after his death his finding have still and will
always influence science greatly. After his death on April 18th 1955
he was mourned greatly by all of the world.
If I could become Albert Einstein I would most
definitely do it because. Albert Einstein has had so many amazing life
experiences. Einstein met so many great scientists in his life and worked on so
many amazing projects such as the Manhattan project. Einstein was also one of
the first people to ever weaponized nuclear power.
Einstein also received a noble prize in
physics. Receiving this is so amazing because not many people have gotten this
only one-hundred and eleven people have ever received it. Another reason why I
would want to become albert Einstein is because he has had so many options that
everyday people would never have such as being offered to become the president
I would want to be in Einstein’s
place when he was working on his theory of relativity because it was something
no one has ever pondered about. The only two reasons I wouldn’t want to become
Einstein is because he had to move very frequently he moved five times in his
life. The last reason I wouldn’t want to become Albert Einstein is because he
had to go through a lot of depressing times during his first marriage. This is
why I would become Albert Einstein.