Albert Einstein: The Inventor and Scientist
Albert Einstein was born on the 14th of March 1879 in the German city of Ulm but he was an American scientist (Because he was settled in America in 1940), Without an indication that he was destined for greatness. On the contrary, His mother thought Albert was a freak. To her, his head seemed too large.
At the age of two-and-a-half, Einstein still was not talking. When he finally did learn to speak, he uttered everything twice. Einstein did not know what to do with other children. So, his playmates called him “Boring Brother“.
He especially loved mechanical toys. Looking at his newborn sister, Majid, he is said to have said,”fine, but where are her wheels.”
A headmaster once told her father that what Einstein chose as a profession wouldn’t matter because “he’ll never make a success at anything.”
Einstein began learning to play the violin at the age of six because his mother wanted him to; he later became a gifted amateur violinist, maintaining the skill throughout his life.
Einstein hated the school’s regimentation and often clashed with his teachers. At the age of is, Einstein felt so stifled there that he left the school for good.
Einstein was highly gifted in Mathematics and interested in Physics and after finishing school. he decided to study at a University in Zurich (Switzerland).
In 1900, at the age of 21, Albert Einstein was a university graduate and unemployed. He worked as a teaching assistant, gave private lessons and finally secured a job in 1902 as a technical expert in the patent office in Bern (Switzerland).
Einstein was actually developing his own ideas in secret. He said to have jokingly called his desk drawer at work the “Bureau of Theoretical Physics.”
One of the famous, papers of 1905 was Einstein’s special theory of relativity, according to which time and distance are not absolute. Indeed, two perfectly accurate clocks will not continue to show the same time if they come together again after a journey if one of them has been moving very fast relative to the other.
From this followed the world’s most famous formulae which describe the relationships between mass and energy: E=mc² (In the given Mathematical equation: E stands for Energy, M stands for Mass and C stands for the speed of light in vacuum.)
While Einstein was solving the most difficult problems in physics, his private life was unravelling. Albert had wanted to marry Mileva (His best college friend) right after finishing his studies, but his mother was against it.
Because she thought Mileva, who was three years younger than her son and was too old for her son. She was also bothered by Mileva’s intelligence.
The pair finally married in January 1903 and had two sons. but a few years later, the marriage faltered. Mileva, meanwhile, was losing her intellectual ambition and become an unhappy housewife. After years of constant fighting, the couple finally divorced in 1919. Einstein married his cousin Elsa the same year.
In 1915, he had published his General theory of relativity, which provided a new Interpretation of gravity. An eclipse of the sun in 1919 brought proof that it was accurate.
Einstein had correctly calculated in advance the extent to which the light from fixed starts would be deflected through the sun’s gravitational field’s. The newspaper proclaimed his work as “scientific revolution“. He received the Novel prize for physics in 1921.
When Einstein died in 1955 at the age of 76, he was celebrated as a visionary and world citizens as much as a Scientific Genius.