Essay/Term paper: Einstein 3
Essay, term paper, research paper: Biography
Albert Einstein was an important person who changed the
world of science. People referred to him as a genius, and as
one of the smartest people in the world. Einstein devoted
himself to solving the mysteries of the world, and he changed
the way science is looked at today.
Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm,
Germany. Albert's speech was late in development; he didn't
start talking until he was about three. Since he started
talking late, his parents thought he was retarded. "His
explanation was that he consciously skipped baby babbling,
waiting until he could speak in complete sentences"(Brian 1).
Einstein had a very bad temper when he was young; he got mad
and hit his sister Maja in the head with a garden hoe and
cracked her skull. When he was in school, his teachers thought
he was mentally retarded because he ignored whatever bored him
and attacked anything he had interest in.
Einstein was twenty-one years old when he got married.
His marriage almost didn't take place because Mileva, his
fiance, thought he had an affair.
Einstein decided to go to America to tell other scientists
about his theory of relativity. He brought his wife and
several freinds with him. When they got there, they were
stormed with reporters and camera-men who wanted to know about
his theories. He went around to different areas and gave
speeches and lectures. When he appeared at Union Station to
lecture, there was almost a riot because so many people wanted
to see him.
Einstein's most famous theory was the theory of
relativity. "Einstein started his theory of relativity at the
age of sixteen" (Encyclopedia 511). He received the Nobel
prize for his famous theory. Another famous scientific theory
he discovered was E=MC2 (energy equals mass times the speed of
light squared). That theory made the atomic bomb possible.
"At dawn on July 16, the atomic structure of the world was
revealed when Einstein's famous equation E=MC2 came to life
with a bang"(Brian 344). He was famous for his philosophies
too. besides the theory of relativity, he discovered the
theory of motion. "The motions of bodies included in a given
(vehicle) are the same among themselves whether that (vehicle)
is at rest or in uniform motion" (Hoffman 63). When Einstein
was a kid, he devoted himself to solving the mysteries of the
On April 18, 1955, Einstein died in his sleep. On his
desk lay his last complete statement, written to honor Isreali
Independence day. It read in part: "What I seek to accomplish
is simply to serve with my feeble capacity truth and justice at
the risk of pleasing no one." (Encyclopedia 513).
Albert Einstein was smart as a child, but no one
understood him, and he was punished for it. Albert Einstein
discovered the theories of relativity, and motion as well as
the atomic bomb. Einstein was one of the most important people
in science, and he dedicated his life to changing the world.
Brian, Dennis. Einstein a Life. New York: John Whiley and
Sons, Inc., 1996.
"Einstein, Albert." Encyclopedia Britannica. Vol.6. 15th
Hoffmann, Banesh. Albert Einstein Creator and Rebel. New
York: Penguin Books, 1972.
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