When you sit with a nice girl for two hours, it seems like two minutes. When you sit on a hot stove for two minutes, it seems like two hours thats relativity. I, Albert Einstein, am a German-born American physicist. I am best known as the creator of the special and general theories of relativity. I was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. My family owned a small business, which manufactured electric Machinery.
I was a shy very child and did not talk until the age of three. At the age of twelve I taught myself Euclidean Geometry. When I was fifteen my family decided to move to Pavia but I stayed in Munich alone and finished the school year. I did not last but only a term on my one until finally I followed them to Pavia. I then tried to skip high school by taking an entrance exam to the Swiss Poly Technic, a top technical university, but I failed the art portion. So my family sent me to the Swiss town of Aarau to finish high school. I graduated from high school at the age of 17and enrolled at the ETH in Zurich. This is were I met and fell in love with a classmate named Mileva Maric who would later be my first wife. I didnt enjoy the methods of institution there. I often cut classes and used the time to study physics on my own time or I would play my beloved violin. I passed my exams and graduated in 1900 by studying the notes of a classmate. I graduated as a secondary school teacher of mathematics and physics.
In January of 1902, Mileva gave birth to our first daughter, Lieserl, but we put her up for adoption later on. In 1903 while I was working in the Swiss Patent Office I completed a range of publications in theoretical physics. I wrote these by myself. I sent one of these publications to the University of Zurich. By 1909, I was recognized throughout German-speaking Europe as a leading scientific thinker. I held professorships at the German University of Prague and at the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. In 1910 my second son Eduard was born.
In 1914 I advanced to the most prestigious and best paying post that a theoretical physicist could hold in central Europe, professor at the Kaiser Wilhelm Gegellschaft in Berlin. After World War I started I divorced Mileva and completed my General Theory of Relativity. In late 1917 I collapsed, near death, I fell seriously ill. My cousin, Elsa, nursed me back to health. Also I published my first paper on cosmology. During May 29, 1919 a solar eclipse occurred and proved my General Theory of Relativity worked. Around the same time I married Elsa. In the 1922 I received the Nobel Prize in Physics. After that I was known nationally and lost much of my privacy, but gained political and social views.
I was identified as a Jew in 1932 and felt the heat of the Nazi in Germany. So I decided to set sail for the United States with Elsa. I settled in Princeton, New Jersey, were I assumed a post at the Institute for Advanced Study. Just three years later Elsa died. A friend of mine named Leo Szilard wrote a letter in 1939 to President Franklin D. Roosevelt, pointing out the possibility of making an atomic bomb and that the German government was doing just that. The letter, which bore only my name, helped the U.S. urge into building an atomic bomb, but I played no role in the work and knew nothing about it at the time. I became an American citizen in 1940, and retained Swiss citizenship. While in the U.S. During the late 1940s and 1950s I spoke out to the nations intellectuals to make any sacrifice necessary to preserve political freedom. At the age of 76 I had a heart failure and died in Princeton. Sometimes one pays most for the things one gets for nothing.
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