Albert Einstein By: Melina, Brenda, and Juan
His passed life • Born- March 14, 1879 - April 18, 1955 • Albert was born in ULM, Germany. His parents owned an electronics shop. Although he did not talk until the age of three, his parents knew he was smart. At the age of 12, he taught himself Euclidean geometry. • He was known to be one of our father of modern physics and one of the most prolific intellects in human history.
His achievements • He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in physics. • Albert's famous formula was "E=mc 2". This formula states that matter can be converted into energy. In this mathematical equation, E stands for energy, m for mass and c for the speed of the light in a vacuum. • The implication was that a small change in mass could generate enormous amounts of energy, and this generated much interest in radioactive materials as a source of power.
Education/Carrer • Einstein felt that he would make a good math and physics teacher. In 1900, he graduated as a teacher. He had a very hard time finding a teaching job at a university. He took a temporary job as a high school teacher. That only lasted a short time. By 1902, he was working in an office that handed out patents on new inventions. He worked in the patent office for seven years. • He was German- born theoretical physicist who developed theory of general relativity effecting a revolution in physics.
• Einstein went to the United States in 1932 to work at Princeton University. While he was in the United States, Nazis took control of Germany. Einstein spoke out against the Nazis that came to power in 1932. Once the Nazis were in control, he did not go back to Germany. He became a United States citizen in 1940. He contributed money to help the United States win World War II against Germany. • Einstein became ill in 1949. He cut back on his travels and his workload. Einstein was so highly thought of that Israel offered him the job of President in 1952. He did not take the job because of his bad health. Einstein died in 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey.