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Albert Einstein

"Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more


complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius
-- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite
direction."

EARLY AGE

Albert was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, in the


Germans Empire.
Albert was a typical boy in elementary school
with difficulties in his speech, yet he was the
top student.
His curiosity began when his father showed him
a pocket compass and thought There must
be something in there that causes the needle
to spin besides the empty space.
Einstein built models and mechanical devices
just for fun which showed his mathematical
skills.

When his fathers company failed in 1894, his family moved


to different places.
He then decided to stay in Munich to finish his studies.
His father intended for him to pursue in electrical
engineering.
When Einstein joined his family in Pavia, he wrote his first
scientific work The Investigation of the State of Aether
in Magnetic fields.
Einstein finished secondary school at age 17.

Academic Career
After completing his thesis with Alfred Kleiner, Albert
was awarded a PhD by the University of Zurich.
Annus_Mirabilis
That same year, in 1905 Albert published 4 Annus
Mirabilis papers which were on the photoelectric
effect, Brownian motion, special relativity, and
the equivalence of matter and energy. These
papers introduced him to his academic career.
Three years later, he was recognized as a leading
scientist and became a professor.

Emigration to the United


States
Einstein was forced to leave Germany and enter the U.S
due to the new Chancellor, Adolf Hitler.
Albert had never felt so Jewish in his life.
Other scientists emigrated to the United States.

WWII and The Manhattan

Project
Before the beginning of World War II, Albert was forced to
write a letter to the president of the United States, to
inform him about Hitlers plans in developing an atomic
bomb.
The letter gave Franklin D. Roosevelt the idea to join the
race on building bombs.

Death
On April 17, 1955 Albert suffered from internal bleeding
caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm.
Albert did not want surgery and said I want to go when I
want. It is tasteless to prolong life artificially. I have
done my share, it is time to go. I will do it elegantly.
Einstein died at the age of 76. He was having to work until
the last day of his life.

During the autopsy, the pathologist removed Einsteins


brain without the permission of his family in hope that
neuroscience of the future will be able to figure out
why Albert Einstein was so intelligent.

Quotes

All that is valuable in human society depends upon the


opportunity for development accorded the individual.

Any man who reads too much and uses his own brain
too little falls into lazy habits of thinking.

Concern for man and his fate must always form the
chief interest of all technical endeavors. Never forget
this in the midst of your diagrams and equations.

That is all folks