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Transcript of Albert Einstein
Luitpold Gymnasium, age 8 Suspected retardation Before: Newton's Theories Daughter- Liserl (1902)
Sons- Hans and Eduard (1904, 1910) Einstein family business fails, move to Italy
Later wrote that the spirit of learning and creative thought were lost in strict rote learning E=mc^2
Consistent speed of light
Relationship between mass and energy Presentation by
and Meghan McElligott Born: March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany Musical Interest as child Began violin lessons, age 6
Also learned to play the piano Named violin Lina Wanted to attend Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, but failed the entry exam
Attended the Aargau Cantonal School (Secondary school)
1900- Graduated Zurich Polytechnic as a school teacher of mathematics and physics Wife #1: Mileva Maric
Wed on January 1903 Majors with Doctorate: Science, Medicine, Philosophy Later Years Einstein could not find a teaching job, got work in a Swiss Patent office 1905- Einstein's Miracle Year Annus Mirabilis- Year of Wonders Provided the groundwork for modern physics
Published more than 300 scientific papers, and 150 non-science related works 1914- Einstein moves to Berlin while leaving wife and children in Zurich February 1919- Divorce to Mileva
June 1919- Marries Elsa Lowenthal (1st cousin maternally, 2nd cousin paternally) 1933- Einstein comes to the USA
Became a national celebrity WWII Never returned to homeland, Germany, once Hitler came to power
Became a US Citizen by 1940
Professor of Physics at Princeton University
Einstein was considered Nazi enemy #1 Greatly urged President Roosevelt to fund the Manhattan Project and create nuclear weapons/atomic bomb before Germany Bertrand Russell Research began by Einstein trying to reconcile Newton’s already established and accepted laws
Theories were not understood by many, and widely unaccepted at first General/ Special Theories of Relativity Space is a naturally curved surface
All objects move in straight lines
Orbits are created because of space's curvature "Special" explains this motion in all directions •Lense-Thirring Effect The mass of orbiting objects changes the orbits of nearby objects Photoelectric Effect When light strikes metal, electrons are emitted Photons- bundles of energy emitted Brownian Motion Look deeper! Led the way for microscopic research Led to nuclear weapons research Legacy Established the Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Refused presidency of Israel
"I know a little of science, but nothing of men.”
Died on April 18, 1955 Honors and Awards 1921- Nobel Prize in Physics
1925- Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London
1935- Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute Works Cited
"Albert Einstein - Biography". Nobelprize.org. 22 Oct 2012
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