he replied. How Einstein the boy became Einstein the man is a story told in more than one biography, but nowhere better than in. Einstein's own sketch of his life. This book presents a unique portrait of the famous physicist Albert Einstein entirely based on clippings of a great New-York newspaper: The New York Times. The impressive number of articles about his life and his works offers an original approach to this character. Over the years many have written biographies of Einstein. They all based their biographies on primary sources, archival material: memories and letters of people.
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Albert Einstein Biography. Born in , Ulm Germany, Albert Einstein was to become the most celebrated scientist of the Twentieth Century. His theories were . 1. Albert Einstein: His Biography in a Nutshell. Michel Janssen. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, , into a middle-class Jewish family in the Swabian. This PDF file contains most of the text of the Web exhibit “Einstein – Image and Impact” at Einstein Speaks on Nuclear Weapons and World Peace
The author recognizes the revolutionary nature of Einstein's paper proposing that light consisted of particles and that, in so doing, he was the father of quantum physics for Max Planck, the quantum idea was only a mathematical device with no physical significance. The special and general theories of relativity are developed nicely in separate chapters.
Einstein's other important contributions to physics are sprinkled throughout the book. Einstein accepted the fact that the formalism of quantum mechanics had the ability to predict experimental results; however, he did not accept the physical interpretations that were largely the work of Niels Bohr. This author provides insights into Einstein's private and public lives. Einstein was consumed by physics; consequently, his wives and children took second place.
Einstein was a celebrity, and he was sexy. As a result, women were readily available to him, and he took advantage of his opportunities.
Einstein was religious, but without a personal God; he was a Zionist, but would not move to Israel or be its president. Einstein was a pacifist; he rebelled throughout his life against authority.
He acquired Swiss citizenship in February ,  but for medical reasons was not conscripted. With the help of Marcel Grossmann 's father, he secured a job in Bern at the Federal Office for Intellectual Property , the patent office,   as an assistant examiner — level III. Academic career By , he was recognized as a leading scientist and was appointed lecturer at the University of Bern.
Einstein was appointed associate professor in From until , he was professor of theoretical physics at the ETH Zurich , where he taught analytical mechanics and thermodynamics. He also studied continuum mechanics , the molecular theory of heat, and the problem of gravitation, on which he worked with mathematician and friend Marcel Grossmann.
Max Planck and Walther Nernst visited him the next week in Zurich to persuade him to join the academy, additionally offering him the post of director at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics , which was soon to be established. He was officially elected to the academy on 24 July, and he accepted to move to the German Empire the next year. His decision to move to Berlin was also influenced by the prospect of living near his cousin Elsa, with whom he had developed a romantic affair.
He joined the academy and thus the Berlin University on 1 April The institute was established on 1 October , with Einstein as its director. In , that prediction was confirmed by Sir Arthur Eddington during the solar eclipse of 29 May Those observations were published in the international media, making Einstein world-famous.
Einstein visited New York City for the first time on 2 April , where he received an official welcome by Mayor John Francis Hylan , followed by three weeks of lectures and receptions. He went on to deliver several lectures at Columbia University and Princeton University , and in Washington he accompanied representatives of the National Academy of Science on a visit to the White House.
On his return to Europe he was the guest of the British statesman and philosopher Viscount Haldane in London, where he met several renowned scientific, intellectual and political figures, and delivered a lecture at King's College London. The American is friendly, self-confident, optimistic, and without envy. After his first public lecture, he met the emperor and empress at the Imperial Palace , where thousands came to watch.
In a letter to his sons, he described his impression of the Japanese as being modest, intelligent, considerate, and having a true feel for art.
In his place, the banquet speech was held by a German diplomat, who praised Einstein not only as a scientist but also as an international peacemaker and activist.
He was greeted as if he were a head of state, rather than a physicist, which included a cannon salute upon arriving at the home of the British high commissioner, Sir Herbert Samuel. During one reception, the building was stormed by people who wanted to see and hear him.