Albert Einstein was a leading theoretical physicist. He received the Nobel Prize in 1921 in Physics and is regarded as the father of modern physics.
Albert Einstein’s father was Hermann Einstein, who co-founded an electrical company alongside his brother, Albert’s uncle. Albert’s mother was Pauline Einstein. He also had a sister called Maria (nickname “Maja”). Albert married twice, to Mileva Marić and Elsa Löwenthal. Albert had 3 children with his first marriage- one daughter, Lieserl, and two sons, Hans and Eduard.
Albert was born in Ulm, Germany in 1879. Albert’s family were Jews but they sent their son to a Catholic school. Albert Einstein had early speech difficulties but excelled in Mathematics. When Albert was ten, a poor Jew medical student showed him key texts in science, mathematics and philosophy. But soon after, in 1894, his father’s company failed and the Einstein family moved to Italy in order to try and find business.
Albert attended a Catholic elementary school and did well in Mathematics, as I said before. Also, when the Einstein family moved to Italy, they initially went to Milan, then to Pavia. But when the family moved to Pavia, Einstein stayed in Munich to continue his studies. His father wanted him to study electrical engineering, but Albert disliked the school and it’s teaching methods so he got out of school with a doctor’s note. He joined his family in Pavia. He also applied for a university in Switzerland, but he failed the entrance exam, despite achieving exceptional marks in mathematics and physics.
Albert Einstein had a lot of outstanding achievements. He contributed greatly to Physics by developing the special and general theories of relativity, coming up with the zero-point energy concept, predicting the deflecting of light by gravity and a lot more. As I mentioned before, he received the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921. Einstein published over 300 scientific and over 150 non-scientific works.
Migration to America
As a Jewish German, Albert Einstein feared government oppression during World War II. And so, he and his family migrated to America to avoid being oppressed along with about 114,000 others.
So, in conclusion, Albert Einstein was one of the world’s leading physicists. He will be remembered in generations to come.