Who Is Albert Einstein?
There’s absolutely no one in the world today that hasn’t heard of the name Einstein. Albert Einstein, being the sole proprietor of some of the most diverse topics in physics, theory of relativity and quantum mechanics, is the most celebrated scientist in the history of the world. This post is about the most intelligent researcher to ever live…
Einstein was born in Germany on 14 March 1879. He was born into a world of technology as his father was an engineer. His uncle also founded a company that manufactured electrical equipment, so it’s not wrong to say it was Einstein’s fate to become, well, Einstein.
From an early age, Albert was really intrigued by math and physics, and he excelled at them. He was at a level much higher than most of the other kids of his age. You’re solving the Pythagoras Theorem at the age of 16? Einstein discovered his own proof of the theorem at just the age of 12. Einstein’s own tutor, Max Talmud said that he introduced Einstein to geometry, and just a few weeks later, he was doing stuff that even Talmud couldn’t understand. This interest in math and physics would carry on for the rest of his life and become a obsessions – An obsessions that made him famous.
In the early years of his career, Einstein started working on the Newtonian mechanics and thought that they weren’t enough to deal with all the laws of classic mechanics. This ended up with him creating his own special theory of relativity. A short time later, he realized that the theory of relatively could be implemented in gravitation as well. Hence came the theory of gravitation. His work on gravitation would continue and before he knew it, he made groundbreaking progress in quantum mechanics which would be the biggest discovery of his career. He explained particle theory and motion of molecules which would be the starting point for future scientists for the photon theory of light.
Einstein declined the presidency of the state of Israel when it was offered to him in 1952 by state leaders. The element einsteinium, discovered in 1952, was named in honor of Albert Einstein. Picture of Einstein sticking his tongue was taken on his 72nd birthday by annoying press photographer Arthur Sasse. Albert loved the photo so much that he cut his image out and send it to all his friends.
How Did Albert Einstein Die?
It was on April 17th, 1955 when the world would take away the legend known as Einstein. The scientist suffered internal bleeding which was caused by a rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm which was already repaired surgically a while back. When his health started to decline, he was once again offered a surgery, but he declined saying that it was useless to prolong his life through medicine. He specifically said that he’d done his part and now it was time for him to go. He died in Princeton Hospital the very next day at the age of 76.
Over the course of time, many scientists will come and go. But, one name that absolutely no one will forget, will be Einstein…
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TIL Robert Millikan disliked Einstein’s results about light consisting of particles (photons) and carefully designed experiments to disprove them, but ended up confirming the particle nature of light, and earned a Nobel Prize for that. from todayilearned