Albert Einstein

Monday May 19, 2008

Albert Einstein

Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He lived there with his parents,

Herman and Pauline. Einstein attended a Catholic School near his home. But, at age 10, Einstein

was transferred to the ‘Luitpold Gymnasium’, where he learned Latin, Greek, History, and

Geography. Einstein’s father wanted him to attend a university but he could not because he did not

have a diploma from the Gymnasium. But there was a solution to this problem over the Alps, in

Zurich. There was The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology which did not require a diploma to

attend. The one thing it did require was applicant to pass an entrance exam. But then yet another

problem arose most scholars were 18 when they entered the institute, and Einstein was only 16.

In Berne, on January 6, 1903; Einstein married Mileva Maric. The twowitnesses at the

small, quiet wedding, were Maurice Solovine and Conard Habicht. After the wedding, there was a

meal to celebrate at a local restaurant. But no honeymoon. After the meal, the newlyweds returned

to their new home. It was a small flat, about 100 yards away from Bere’s famous clock tower.

Upon returning home, a small incident occured, that was to occur many times throughout Einstern’s

life; he had forgotten his key. A year later, in 1904 they had a child, Hans Albert. In that same

year, he recieved a job at the swiss patent office.

In 1905, three of Einstein’s 4 famous papers; ‘about a ‘heuristical’ perspective about the

creation and modulation of light, about the movement of in still liquids mixed objects supported by

the molecularkinetical theory of heat and about the electrodynamics of moving objects’. In autumn

of 1922 Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics, for his work on the photoelectric effect. He

did not receive the prize for his ‘theory of relativity’ because it was thought that at the time it did

not meet the criteria of something that a Nobel Prize is awarded for. So when the prize was

awarded to him, they said it was awared to him for his work on the photoelectric effect, if his

theory of relativity is proven false, and if his theory of relativitywas proven correct, the prize was

for that.

Einstein died on April 18, 1955. He died of ‘leakage of blood from a hardened aorta’. And

he refused the surgery that could have saved his life. The doctors told him that he could go anytime

from a minute to a few days. And Einstein still refused the surgery. The day passed quietly, and on

Starurday morning, Einstein seemed to be better, but then Einstein began to have intense pain His

nurse called the doctor who arrived quickly, and persuaded Einstein that he would be better in a

hospital, an ambulance was called, and Einstein went the the hospital. On Sunday he told his

daugther ‘Don’t let the house become a museum.’ He died the next day.

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