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Albert Einstein

14 March 1879 - 18 April 1955

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the German Empire on 14 March 1879. His father was Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer. His mother was Pauline Einstein.

In 1880, the family moved to Munich, where his father and his uncle founded Electrical Factory J. Einstein and Co, a company that manufactured electricals. In 1895, at the age of sixteen, Einstein sat the entrance examinations for the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich. He failed to reach the required standard in most subjects, but got exceptional grades in physics and mathematics

The Theory of Relativity E=mc2

E=mc2 means energy equals the mass of the object multiplied by the speed of the light squared. This was actually around forever but it was Albert Einstein who found out about it and shared it to the world. Heres an example; if you were in a car which was travelling along a flat, straight motorway that has no bumps, you would be able to pour a cup of tea because relative to the car you wouldnt be moving. But if you hit a bump or turned, you would spill the cup of tea while pouring it because the car relative to the cup of tea would be different, like how the tea would still be in the same place in the air, but the cup would have moved.

Albert Einstein suffered from dyslexia. He had very bad memory and he had a constant failure to remember the simplest of things. He would not remember the months in the year yet he would succeed in solving some of the most complicated mathematical formulas of the time without any trouble. He had never learned how to properly tie his shoelaces but his scientific knowledge and theories still have a major effect on all of todays science.

Nobel Prize in Physics Copley Medal Franklin Medal

Max Planck Medal Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society

"Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed." "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." "Whether you can observe a thing or not depends on the theory which you use. It is the theory which decides what can be observed." "Physical concepts are free creations of the human mind, and are not, however it may seem, uniquely determined by the external world."


By Noah and Sydney. ResearcherSydney Technical adviser-Noah Thanks Google for the photos.