Albert Einstein

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Birth

March 14, 1879

Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. His parents were Hermann and Pauline Einstein

High School Graduation

1896

Albert graduates from high school at the age of 17 and enrols at the ETH (the Federal Polytechnic) in Zurich. He renounces his German citizenship

University Graduation

1900

Einstein graduates in 1900 from ETH with a degree in physics

First Scientific Paper

1901

Albert Einstein completes his first scientific paper on the capillary forces of a straw.

Special Theory of Relativity

1905

Albert's Special Theory of Relativity is born and he applies his theory to mass and energy and formulates the famous equation e=mc2. Einstein has four papers published in the Annalen der Physik, the leading German physics journal. 1905 is known as Einstein's "Wonderful Year".

Applying Gravity

1907

Einstein begins applying the laws of gravity to his Special Theory of Relativity.

The Bending of Light

1911

Einstein predicts bending of light. He is appointed Professor of theoretical physics at the German University of Prague

WWI

1914

WW1 begins and Einstein signs anti-war "Manifesto to Europeans"

General Theory of Relativity.

1915

Einstein completes the General Theory of Relativity.

Nobel Prize

1922

Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for 1921

Quantum Mechanics

1927

He begins to develop the foundation of quantum mechanics with Niels Bohr.

Adolf Hitler

1933

Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany, Albert Einstein becomes fearful of Adolf's plans. He leaves Germany and emigrates to the U.S.A

WWII

1939

World War 2 starts and Albert Einstein warns President Roosevelt that Germany might build an atomic bomb. He then recommends nuclear research

End of WWII

1945

WW2 ends with the nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki

Creation of Israel

1952

At the end of WWII, the country of Israel is created and Albert Einstein is offered the presidency.

Death

April 8, 1955

Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding, he died in Princeton Hospital at the age of 76