Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. His parents Hermann Einstein, a salesman and engineer, and Pauline Koch had one other child, Albert’s sister, Maja Einstein. In 1880 the family moved to Munich where Hermann founded the electrical engineering company Einstein & Cie. Albert learned to speak at a late age so he received private education in order to get ready for school. When Albert Einstein was five years old, he received a compass from his father. He was fascinated by the fact that whenever he moved in any direction, the needle on the compass would turn the same way. This started Albert Einstein’s passion for science. Einstein went to a Catholic school in Munich for primary school but in 1888 he changed to Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich.  By the age of sixteen, Albert Einstein had already mastered calculus. Albert left in 1894 without a degree and joined his family in Italy. He then attended Kantonsschule until he enrolled into Eidgenössische Polytechnische Schule to become a teacher for mathematics and physics.Albert Einstein believed in a pantheistic God but did not believe in a personal God who “concerns himself with fate and actions of human beings”. Also, Albert Einstein did not believe in life after death. Einstein said that “God is the most difficult in the world”- a question that could not be answered “simply a yes or no” the question is too vast for our minds to comprehend.  He was in awe that God had set an almost perfect system of order in motion since the earliest times. The system has preserved through so many changes, transformations and evolution. The universe has been able to survive to the present day through the unalterable laws of nature.  Albert Einstein’s work contributed to advance in space exploration, applications of light and atomic energy. His theories led to understanding new ways to look at energy, matter, gravity, space and time. Some of Einstein’s inventions and theories were the Quantum theory of Light, the equation E=mc2, the Brownian Movement and the Special Theory of Relativity. The Quantum Theory of Light proposed that light is composed of photons that have wave light properties. Also, it helped lead to the invention of the television. The equation E=mc2 linked mass and energy and led to the nuclear energy today. The Brownian Movement was the observation of the zigzag movement of particles which helped prove the existence of atoms and molecules. The Special Theory of Relativity helped to explain that time and motion are relative to their observers, as long as the speed of light remains constant and natural laws are the same throughout the universe.  Eisntein’s other inventions, theories and findings where the General Theory of Relativity, The Manhattan Project, Einstein’s Refrigerator and he put the argument of if the sky is or is not blue to rest. The General Theory of Relativity proposed that gravity is a curved field in the space time continuum by the existence of mass. The Manhattan Project helped the U.S. develop the atomic bomb. Einstein’s refrigerator requires little energy to work so it inspired future technology advances and how to design new gadgets. Last, Einstein came up to the conclusion that the sky really is blue and ended the argument whether it was or was not.


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