Albert Einstein - A biography
    Albert Einstein
    Albert Einstein profile
    Born 14 March 1879
    Ulm, Germany
    Doctorate University of Zurich
    Equation E=mc2
    Award Nobel Prize (Physics)
    Address 112 Mercer Street
    Died 18 April 1955
    Princeton, NJ, USA
    Albert Einstein -
    Albert Einstein, the most famous physicist of the twentieth century, was born on March 14, 1879 into a Jewish family in Germany. His family moved to Switzerland in 1894. In 1901 he acquired Swiss citizenship. He began his career as a junior examiner at the Swiss patent office. In 1905, he published four groundbreaking papers that changed the course of physics (the one on the special theory of Relativity, which included his famous equation, E=mc2) In 1915 he published his general theory of relativity. Einstein received a Nobel Prize in 1921 for his work on the photoelectric effect. He had been a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences and was visiting the United States when Adolf Hitler came to power in Germany. Fearing Hitler's Germany, he chose not to return to Germany. He joined the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey as a resident scholar. He settled in the United States and became an American citizen in 1940. Israel's Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion offered Einstein the position of President of Israel, but Einstein politely declined the offer. On 18 April 1955, at the age of 76, Albert Einstein died in Princeton, New Jersey.
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