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The Life of a Brilliant Physicist - Albert Einstein

by | Published: | Updated: 27/12/2020



The Life of a Brilliant Physicist - Albert Einstein


Albert Einstein is considered one of most influential physicist of the 20th century and extraordinary genius personality to all of us. His work, specifically the special and general theories of relativity continues  to help scientists & astronomers study everything from gravitational waves to Mercury's orbit. 

He was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany in a middle class Jews family. His father was Hermann Einstein was a salesman and later started a electrochemical factory. His mother Pauline was a housewife.

Einstein was not able to speak fluently till the age of nine years following which he was  expelled from the school. Later, he applied for admission to Zurich Polytechnic School but was not considered. In early age he saw many failures but continued his journey, proved himself and achieved something what every scientist aspire for – The Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.

During his career, Einstein moved to multiple places as Zurich, Prague, Berlin. He remained in Germany until 1933, when dictator Adolf Hitler rose to power. The physicist then renounced his German citizenship and moved to the United States to become a professor of theoretical physics at Princeton. He became a U.S. citizen in 1940 and retired in 1945.


After World War II, Einstein was offered the post of president if Israel but he declined it respectfully. He continued to work and pioneer many key developments such as wormholes, existence of blackholes and creation of universe. Some of his ideas and theories were far ahead of his time. During last few years of his life, he  was working on Unified field theory – an all-embracing theory that would unify the forces of universe.


Some of Key Scientific Principles:

  1. Theory of special relativity
  2. Theory of general relativity
  3. Photoelectric effect
  4. Unified field theory


Struggle and failures are founding stones for any success story and Albert Einstein story is no different. Despite all the difficulties, he continued his work and left a legacy for us. His quotes clearly defines what he was and how did he manage to deal with struggles.


“Failure is success in progress”
― Albert Einstein

"A person who never made a mistake never tried anything new." 

-Albert Einstein



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