Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He lived there with
his parents, Herman and Pauline. Einstein attended a Catholic School near his
home. But, at age 10, Einstein was transferred to the “Luitpold Gymnasium”,
where he learned Latin, Greek, History, and Geography. Einstein’s father wanted
him to attend a university but he could not because he did not have a diploma
from the Gymnasium. But there was a solution to this problem over the Alps, in
Zurich. There was The Swiss Federal Institute of Technology which did not
require a diploma to attend. The one thing it did require was applicant to pass
an entrance exam. But then yet another problem arose most scholars were 18 when
they entered the institute, and Einstein was only 16.
In Berne, on January 6, 1903; Einstein married Mileva Maric. The
twowitnesses at the small, quiet wedding, were Maurice Solovine and Conard
Habicht. After the wedding, there was a meal to celebrate at a local restaurant.
But no honeymoon. After the meal, the newlyweds returned to their new home. It
was a small flat, about 100 yards away from Bere’s famous clock tower. Upon
returning home, a small incident occured, that was to occur many times
throughout Einstern’s life; he had forgotten his key. A year later, in 1904 they
had a child, Hans Albert. In that same year, he recieved a job at the swiss
In 1905, three of Einstein’s 4 famous papers; “about a ‘heuristical’
perspective about the creation and modulation of light, about the movement of in
still liquids mixed objects supported by the molecularkinetical theory of heat
and about the electrodynamics of moving objects”. In autumn of 1922 Einstein
received the Nobel Prize for Physics, for his work on the photoelectric effect.
He did not receive the prize for his “theory of relativity” because it was
thought that at the time it did not meet the criteria of something that a Nobel
Prize is awarded for. So when the prize was awarded to him, they said it was
awared to him for his work on the photoelectric effect, if his theory of
relativity is proven false, and if his theory of relativitywas proven correct,
the prize was for that.
Einstein died on April 18, 1955. He died of “leakage of blood from a
hardened aorta”. And he refused the surgery that could have saved his life. The
doctors told him that he could go anytime from a minute to a few days. And
Einstein still refused the surgery. The day passed quietly, and on Starurday
morning, Einstein seemed to be better, but then Einstein began to have intense
pain His nurse called the doctor who arrived quickly, and persuaded Einstein
that he would be better in a hospital, an ambulance was called, and Einstein
went the the hospital. On Sunday he told his daugther “Don’t let the house
become a museum.” He died the next day.