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Transcript of Albert Einstein
Born to Ponder
"In order to succeed, your desire for success should be greater than your fear of failure."
Albert Einstein was born at 11:30 a.m. on March 14, 1879. Albert was born into a Jewish family.
Hermann Einstein was born on August 30, 1847 in Wuerttemberg, a state in Germany. Hermann's brother Jakob and he founded a bed feathers company and a company for electrical engineering. Hermann died on October 10, 1902 at the age of 55 due to heart failure
Pauline Einstein was born on February 8, 1858 in Wuerttemberg. She was kind and paient from the start. On August 8, 1876 Pauline married Hermann Einstein. They later had two children, Albert and Maria called Maja. During WW1 Pauline became ill with cancer. She was taken care of by many family members before she died on Febuary 20, 1920 in Berlin.
Jess Brallier, the author of "Who Was Albert Einstein" states that when Albert Einstein was a child he wasn't expected to be an extraordinary man (3).
Young Albert had a quiet nature. He was shy and didn't talk a lot. Albert loved to play violin duets with his mother. One day he realized that musical rhythms were like patterns of numbers.
Albert was a smart child who asked many questions. When he turned 10 he went to high school where he had an awful experience. His German high school was very strict. Albert had to wear a uniform, march to classes, and he couldn't ask any questions!
Albert also became interested in mathematics and science.
"Just as some kids dream of becoming mechanics or vets...[Albert] was destined of becoming a thinker" (Brallier 13).
Albert's family moved to Italy, while he continued his studies in Germany. He then became grumpy. He was expelled from high school because he asked questions his teachers could not answer. His teachers called him "a lazy dog". He was considered a bad influence on others. Because of his expulsion he moved to Italy with his family. Albert loved it in Italy; the people, the food, everything.
When Albert was a year old his family moved to Munich, Germany. Along with a new addition to the family, a little girl named Maria [calle Maja]. Albert and his new little sister beacame the best of friends. When Their cousins came they went on "thinking hikes". Albert used his compass on these "thinking hikes" to explore world.
Albert soon re-entered high school in Switzerland.
At his school they spoke in German like Albert. The school actually encouraged him to ask questions and think problems through.
Albert also loved Switzerland so he decided to become a citizen of Switzerland.
Albert later graduated high school and went on to college at Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich, Switzerland.
"He would lie on his back in the grass, look at the sky and think about space... It was as if Albert had been born to think" (Brallier 12).
Max Talmey was like Albert's "big brother". He was a family friend of the Einstein's. Max was a local medical student at the University of Munich.
Max brought home books for Albert to read. He understood what a brilliant teenager Albert was. Max also encouraged Albert to learn about new things, not just science and math. Pretty soon Albert was learning about history and religion.
At college Albert met Mileva Maric. They instantly fell in love. They planned to get married, but Albert couldn't afford it.
In January 1902 Albert and Mileva had a daughter named Lieserl Einstein.
They ended up getting married in 1903. A year after they got married they had a second child, a son, on May 14, 1904. Their son's name was Hans Albert Einstein.
Eduard Einstein was Albert and Mileva's third and last child. Eduard was born on July 28, 1910.
Sadly in 1919 Albert and Mileva got divorced.
Elsa Einstein was Albert's second wife and cousin. They got married in 1919. Elsa took care of Albert because Albert didn't take care of himself. They were married for 17 years before Elsa died.
Hans Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was proud that his son had inhereted his main trait- knowledge:
[i]t ia joy for me to have a son who has inhereted the main trait of my personality: the ability to rise above existence by sacrificing oneself through the years for an impersonal goal. This is the best, indeed the only in which we can make ourselves independent from peonal fate and from other human beings.(Brallier 53)
Albert wanted to earn a diploma of a subject teacher. he wanted to teach math and physics.
Albert's family was jewish, but they weren't religious. So when Albert started learning about his religion, his goal was to read God's mind and understand him.
Albert's ambition was to help the world advance in math, science, and physics. He succseded by discovering the eqaution e=mc2.
E=mc2 means that energy equals the mass of an object times the speed of light.
E=mc2 can help you change mass into energy and energy into mass.
This happens because nuclear energy particals mash together and create more energy.
" I feel that you are justified in looking into the future with true assurance, because you have a mode of living in which we find the joy of life and the joy of work harmoniously combined. Added to this is the spirit of which pervades your very being, and seems to make the day's work like a happy child at play" (Giam 1).
In 1936, Albert received the Franklin Medal from the Franklin Institutes. He received this award for his extensive work on relativity and photoelectric effect.
In 2008 Albert was introduced to the New Jersey Hall of Fame.
He won the Coplex Medal in 1925 for his theory of relativity and his contributions to the quantum theory.
Albert Einstein is know for reciveing many awards for his magnificent theories and ideas:
...[Albert Einstein] was given many awards during his lifetime. One of... [his] most signicant [awards] was the Nobel Prize for physics, which he won in 1921. He was given this award for his explanation and discovery of the law of photoelectric effect. He also received the gold medal from Astronomical Society in 1926,... [which he won for his] contributions to physics... [Albert also] received ...the Max-Plank medal in 1929 from the German Physical Society. Einstein was the first recipetent of this award. He was presented with it because of all his major discoveries in science.(Albert 1)
By 1948 Albert was in poor heath, his heart was getting weaker and weaker. His doctor told to take a medicine but it made Albert sick to his stomach.
In 1951 Albert's sister, Maja died. Albert had no one. So he surrounded himself with family photos. As he later said "A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change through the months and years, but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a phtograph of a mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on they change completly. That is why I think a photograph can be kind."
Albert Einstein was brought to Princton Hospital after a brief illness. On Aprl 17, Albert asked for his eyeglasses, a piece of paper, and a pen. He died on the morning of April 18, 1955 at the age of 76 with a sheet of equations next to him.
Albert Einstein was not the best father or husband, but a friend of his once said, "He is the freest man i have known."
People mourned loss of the smart and noble man, but perhaps Albert said it best...
"Only a life lived for others, is a life lived worthwhile" (Brallier 99).
Now take this quiz to see how much you have leaned about Albert Einstein.
Question Number 1
Albert's family was ________
Question Number 2
What insterment did Albert play?
C. Electric Guitar
Question Number 3
What collage did Albert go to?
A. Virginia Tech
D Swiss Federal Polytechnic
Question Number 4
Name Albert's kids in order from oldest to youngest.
A. Lieserl, Eduard, Hans
B. Lieserl, Hans, Eduard
C. Hans, Eduard Lieserl
D. Eduard, Lieserl, Hans
Question Number 5
Albert's ambition was to earn a diploma of a subject teacher. What did he want to teach?
A. Math and Reading
B. Science and Social Studies
C. Math and Physics
D. Music and Art
Question Number 6
Why did Albert win the Nobel Prize?
A. The discovery of gravity
B. The explanation and discovery of photoelectric effect.
C. The discovery of the law of relativity
D. His four science papers
Question Number 7
What is the date that Albert died?
A. December 31, 2017
B. May 2, 1985
C. June 9, 1960
D. April 17, 1955
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