All about Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German born physicist who is best known for introducing the theory of special relativity and general relativity. He still remains one of the most prominent figures of Modern Physics. He was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. He belonged to a middle class Jew family. He did not speak until he was four years old and spoke haltingly till the age of nine years. He also had a very curious and analytical mind. He showed great abilities in both mathematics and science. His memory was so terrible that he was unable to remember dates and could not remember his own phone number.
Quick Facts: –
- He got his first scientific paper published at the age of 16. The paper was titled “The Investigation of the State of Aether in Magnetic Fields.”
- After the death of Israel’s first President, Chaim Weizmann Albert Einstein was offered the Presidency but he denied.
- His brain was removed in Princeton Hospital by pathologist Thomas Stoltz Harveyshortly after his death in 1955.
- The parietal lobe in his brain was 15% larger as compared to an average human brain.
- Most of the people think that Einstein received the Nobel Prize for introducing theory of relativity but actually he got it for photoelectric effect.
- Although he went on to win worldwide fame for his general theory of relativity.
- For the sake of research his brain has been photographed from various angles and was dissected in 240 different blocks.
- Einstein also co-invented a refrigerator with Leo Szilard. This refrigerator operated on compressed gases.
- On April 17, 1955, Einstein experienced internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm. Next day, on April 18 he died in his sleep.