Albert Einstein was born on March 14th, 1879 inUlm Germany. His father was Hermann Einstein and his mother Pauline Koch his fatherwas 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 ofeight went to a Catholic elementary school. At the age of eight he transferredso he can receive advanced primary and secondary education at the LuitpoldGymnasium. In 1894 his family lost the company and was forced to move to Italyto look for work. Albert stayed in Munich to finish his studies. When Albert was 16 he took theentrance exams to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich. He failed to reachthe requirements of the general portion of the exam. In January 1896 afterreceiving his father’s approval Albert denounced his German citizenship so hedidn’t have to enlist in the military.
At the age of 17 he retook the entranceexam to the polytechnic in Zurich and passed with the highest grades in physicsand mathematics. During his time there he fell in love with Mileva Maric whowas the only female physicist at Zürich. Einstein went on to marry Mileva eventhough his family had strong opinions of her. While finishing her studies shegave birth to Einstein’s first child Lieserl his daughter after her birth noone knew what happened to her. After getting married they had there fist sonHans Einstein. Mileva struggled with depression after their children were bornthey divorced in 1919.
Mileva died in 1948 after suffering a stroke. After School Einstein spent almosttwo grueling years searching for a teaching post. During this timeEinstein received his Swiss citizen ship and found a job at a patent office. Einsteinpublished his first paper while working in the patent office in 1905. Onlythree years later he got a job as a professor at the University of Bern. In1911 Einstein first started working on his theory of general relativity. Afterhis divorce in 1912 he got remarried shortly after to his cousin Elsa she hadtwo children and Einstein moved in with her in her apartment in Berlin.
His theory says that light should bebent from the gravity of our planet and in 1919 Sir Author Eddington saw thishappen during a solar eclipse. On November 7, 1919 Britain’stop newspaper published a heading claiming Einstein dethrones Newtonian ideas.In 1922 Einstein was awarded a noble prize in physics. Following that event in1925 he received a Copley Medal from the Royal Society. Albert Einstein visited New York City on April2, 1921 He was welcomed by the mayor. In 1933 on a visit to the US Einstein newthat he could not return to Germany with the rise of the Nazi Regime so hestayed in the United States. He moved to the US with his wife Elsa. While inthe US Einstein took up a position at the University of Princeton as a residentscholar.
During the next few yearssettling into his new life in New Jersey his wife Elsa died of kidney problems.Albert Einstein started working onthe Manhattan project in 1939. The Manhattan project was based on armingrockets with nuclear capabilities. Even though Einstein once said he hated wareven saying “War is a disease” – Albert Einstein. After settling in New Jersey Einstein became aUnited States citizen in 1940.
In Einstein’s personal life he loved music andsupported civil rights. Even once saying if he wasn’t a Physicist he would be amusician. Einstein lived out the rest of hislife 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”- AlbertEinstein. Einstein died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton hospital.
I feel thatAlbert Einstein’s biggest accomplishment is his theory of relativity. I feelthis because his theory of relativity sparked his assentation into the world offamous scientists. Also his relativitytheory awarded him a Nobel Prize in Physics which only one-hundred and elevenpeople have received since its creation in 1901. Einstein’s theory ofRelativity has changed the way we look at science and most likely will for therest of time.
One of the most famous equations inhistory is most likely E=Mc squared. This is an equation Einstein made toexplain his theory of relativity. This is why I feel like Einstein’s greatestaccomplishment was his making of the theory of relativity. The onething that surprised me the most about Einstein was he denied medicalassistance on his death bed. On April 17th 1955 he was rushed to thehospital do to internal bleeding from an abdominal injury. The doctors demandedtaking him into surgery to fix the injury and ultimately prolong his life butEinstein gave these famous words. “I want to go when I want togo its tasteless to prolong life artificially” – Albert Einstein. That is whatsurprised me the most because I don’t know why someone so great and who couldhave influenced the world would go before he could do more.
Albert had anamazing outlook on life and after his death his finding have still and willalways influence science greatly. After his death on April 18th 1955he was mourned greatly by all of the world. If I could become Albert Einstein I would mostdefinitely do it because. Albert Einstein has had so many amazing lifeexperiences. Einstein met so many great scientists in his life and worked on somany amazing projects such as the Manhattan project.
Einstein was also one ofthe first people to ever weaponized nuclear power. Einstein also received a noble prize inphysics. Receiving this is so amazing because not many people have gotten thisonly one-hundred and eleven people have ever received it. Another reason why Iwould want to become albert Einstein is because he has had so many options thateveryday people would never have such as being offered to become the presidentof Israel. I would want to be in Einstein’splace when he was working on his theory of relativity because it was somethingno one has ever pondered about.
The only two reasons I wouldn’t want to becomeEinstein is because he had to move very frequently he moved five times in hislife. The last reason I wouldn’t want to become Albert Einstein is because hehad to go through a lot of depressing times during his first marriage. This iswhy I would become Albert Einstein.