Albert Einstien was born on the 14 of March 1879. Six weeks later his family moved to Munich. He started school there at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later he moved to Italy and carried on his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901 he gained his diploma, he aquired his Swiss citizenship and he could ot find a job so he accepted a position as a technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. In 1905 he got his doctors degree.

In 1903 he married his college mate Mileva Maric. One year later Einstein’s first son, Hans Albert , was born and his second son Eduard followed in 1910. In 1909 he became professor for theoretical physics at the University of Zurich. After that time he was given a professorship in Prague and then again in Zurich. In 1914 Einstein was called to Berlin to work there scientifically. In the same year World War I broke out.

During his spare time working at the Patent Office he produced most of his fine work. In 1908 he was appointed Privatdozen in Berne then in 1909 he became a Professer Extraordinary at Zurich. In 1911 he became Professer of Theoretical Physics at Prague. In 1914 he was appointed Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute and Professor in the University of Berlin. Later he became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and moved to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945.
After World War 2, Albert was a leading figure in the World Government Movement. He was offered to be the Presedent of Israel which he declined. Einstien has aways had a clear view of the problems and phisics and has had the determination to solve them. He had his own stradegy of doing things and working things out.

Einstein’s famous formula:
Einstein handwriting
Einstein handwriting

In this mathematical equation, E stands for energy, m for mass and c for the speed of the light in a vacuum (ca. 300,000 km/s).

After Einstein had separated from his wife Mileva he married his cousin Elsa Löwenthal in 1919. From 1909 to 1916 Albert Einstein worked on a generalisation of the special theory of relativity, the general theory of relativity. After this theory was proven right in an experiment in 1919 (deflection of light by the sun’s gravitational field) Einstein became famous over night. He received invitations and honours from all over the world. There was hardly any magazine which did not report about him and praise his work to the skies. For the year 1921 he received the Nobel Prize for Physics.


Through the political situation in Nazi Germany Einstein left the country in December 1932 and never again entered German ground. From 1933 Einstein and his family lived in Princeton, USA. At the "Institute for Advanced Study" he found ideal working conditions. In December 1936 Einstein’s wife Elsa died. In 1939 World War II broke out. Because of his fear that Germany was working on atomic bombs he wrote a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, the president of the United States of America, to tell him about the possibility of atomic weapons. In 1946 he proposed a world government in which he saw the only way to achieve continuous peace.


Einstein spent the last years of his life reclusively in Princeton. Until his last breath he worked on a new theory, the unified field theory, which however was not successful. Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955. He was 76 years old.
Einstein signature, 1932
Einstein signature, 1932