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Albert Einstein – Most Influential Physicist

Last Updated on October 15, 2020 by Darshan Modi

Do you love physics? If your answer is yes then I am sure you like Albert Einstein. Not only people who love physics but also many others like him. He is a very familiar person who has contributed many inventions and discoveries for science. His brain has been valued a lot. After his death, his brain was taken for research and they found that it was 15 percent wider than other people. What a value for his brain isn’t it? Are you eager to know more about him? It would be really interesting to know about the life of a great physicist Albert Einstein.

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Einstein is the most influential theoretical physicists and scientist. He has introduced special theory of relativity, famous equation E=mc2, photoelectric effect, unified field theory and many other things for science.


Albert Einstein was born on 14th March, 1879 at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany to Hermann and Pauline.

Early Life of Albert Einstein

Along with family, Einstein moved to Munich during World War II as their house was destroyed. He had a younger sister named Maria. At the age of 5, he first encountered a compass and at the age of 12, he discovered a book of geometry. He attended a Catholic elementary school in Munich till his 7th age, then moved to elementary school at the Luitpold Gymnasium and later moved to Italy for continuing his high school education at Aarau, Switzerland. He was admitted in the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in 1896.

Einstein was in the situation of moving from one place to another due to his father’s business conditions. He was considered low in studies by teachers as he preferred to learn desired things rather than preparing himself for exams. This led him to excel in physics and mathematics but to fail in certain other subjects. He taught himself and become familiar with the great scientific discoveries of the age.

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He also acquired different citizenship as moved to different countries. In the year 1901, he gained his diploma and then started searching for teaching job but he was not able to get one. In the year 1903, he got a job as a clerk in the Swiss patent office in Bern with the reference of his friend’s father. In the year 1905, Einstein obtained his doctor’s degree from University of Zurich where he published four papers (on the photoelectric effect, Brownian motion, special relativity, and the equivalence of mass and energy) through which he got noticed by academic world.

About Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a theoretical physicist and the most influential scientist in the history. He is a person who had the determination to solve the problems of physics with a clear view. His love towards science led to many inventions and discoveries. He was the father of the theory of relativity and a major contributor to quantum theory. He married Milena Maric in the year 1903 and the couple divorced in the year 1919. They had two sons namely Hans and Eduard. In the same year of the divorce, he remarried his cousin Elsa Lowenthal who died in the year in 1936.

Einstein was recognized as a leading scientist by 1908 thereby appointed as a lecturer at the University of Bern. He kept on researching more and more to find lot of new things. He worked as professor in Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague, the ETH Zurich, University of Berlin and Princeton. He was the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute’s director in the University of Berlin.

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Albert Einstein has got German and US citizenship in the year 1914 and 1940 respectively. He is well known for his theory of relativity and the equation E=MC2, which predicted the atomic power and the atomic bomb development. Einstein travelled to the United States, England, Japan, and France in the part of his world tour. He won the Nobel Prize for physics for his explanation of the photoelectric effect in the year 1921.

Einstein has written many books on his inventions, discoveries, politics & religious aspects and received many awards and honours for his works. He retired in 1945 but remained active in the physics community. At the age of 76, he died at the University Medical Center at Princeton in the year 1955 as he suffered from an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

Genetic or Learned

The knowledge of Einstein is genetic and he learned still more to introduce many inventions and discoveries with his curiosity towards science.

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Books Published by Albert Einstein

  • A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions
  • On the Method of Theoretical Physics
  • Physics as an Adventure of the Mind
  • The World as I See It
  • Relativity: The Special and the General Theory
  • Ideas and Opinions
  • Out of My Later Years
  • Autobiographical notes
  • The Evolution of Physics
  • The Meaning of Relativity
  • On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies
  • Cosmic Religion: With Other Opinions and Aphorisms
  • Religion and Science
  • Essays in Science
  • Principle of Relativity: Original Papers
  • Quotable Einstein
  • A Stubbornly Persistent Illusion
  • Einstein on peace
  • Investigations on the theory of the Brownian movement
  • Sidelights on Relativity
  • Einstein’s Violin: A Conductor’s Notes on Music, Physics, and Social Change
  • Einstein on politics: his private thoughts and public stands on nationalism, Zionism, war, peace, and the bomb