Albert einstein

Albert Einstein

  • Albert Einstein's Birth

    Albert Einstein's Birth
    Albert Einstein was born on March 14 1879 in Württemberg, Germany. Six weeks later, he moved to Munich, Germany.
  • Albert Einstein's Education

    Albert Einstein's Education
    In 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be a physics and mathematics teacher.
  • Graduation

    In 1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office.
  • First Marriage

    First Marriage
    He married Mileva Maric in 1903 and they had a daughter and two sons
  • Doctorate

    In 1905 he obtained his doctor's degree.
  • Teaching

    In 1909 he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, and in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post. In 1914 he was appointed Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute and Professor in the University of Berlin. He became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933.
  • Theory of Relativity

    Theory of Relativity
    In his early days in Berlin, Einstein postulated that the correct interpretation of the special theory of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation and in 1916 he published his paper on the general theory of relativity. During this time he also contributed to the problems of the theory of radiation and statistical mechanics.
  • Second Marriage

    Second Marriage
    In 1919, he divorced Mileva Maric and that same year, he married his cousin Elsa Löwenthal
  • Newtonian Mechanics

    Newtonian Mechanics
    At the start of his scientific work, Einstein realized the inadequacies of Newtonian mechanics and his special theory of relativity. He dealt with classical problems of statistical mechanics and problems in which they were merged with quantum theory: this led to an explanation of the Brownian movement of molecules. He investigated the thermal properties of light with a low radiation density and his observations laid the foundation of the photon theory of light.
  • Nobel Prize

    Nobel Prize
    Einstein completed his General Theory of Relativity and in 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.
  • Books

    Einstein's researches are, of course, well chronicled and his more important works include Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The Evolution of Physics (1938). Among his non-scientific works, About Zionism (1930), Why War? (1933), My Philosophy (1934), and Out of My Later Years (1950) are perhaps the most important.
  • Death

    He died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey.