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Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955

 

Albert Einstein 1879 - 1955

Image above:

From a postcard of Albert Einstein, photo taken around 1931.

Dover Publ. 1993. Goethe University Frankfurt



Albert Einstein in the Patent Office, 1905
Albert Einstein in the Patent Office, 1905
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One of the greatest physicists of all time, Albert became famous for the equation E = mc▓. ( What in the world is E = mc▓?)

Albert's theories of relativity revolutionized the world. ( What in the world is the theory of relativity?) He was born in Germany and died in the US.

In 1921, Albert was awarded the  Nobel Prize "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect." ( What in the world is the photoelectric effect?)

Albert also loved music and played the violin ( What in the world is a violin?)

 

Albert Einstein playing the violin
Albert with his fiddle


 

Albert Einstein became a Swiss citizen in 1900 and married Mileva Maric in 1903. He moved to Berlin in 1914 of all years. Any children? Yes. One daughter and two sons. Hans Albert and Edward. In 1919 divorce from Mileva and marriage to Cousin Elsa L÷wenthal.



Albert Einstein, Swedish Nobel Stamp 1981
albert on a Swedish Stamp
1981



On August 22, 1930, Albert Einstein delivered his
 Wonders of Science speech in Berlin, Germany, at the opening of the Seventh German Radio and Audio Show. The Germans call it the Berliner Funkausstellung.

 

Albert Einstein at the Funkausstellung in Berlin 1930
Albert Einstein at the Funkausstellung in Berlin 1930

 


When
 Adolf Hitler became chancellor of Germany in 1933, Einstein left the country and settled in the U.S. Now all the the Nazis could do to him was confiscating his sailboat in Berlin, which they did. They could be so mean.

 

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