Einstein Essay, Research Paper

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was an important person who changed the

world of science. People referred to him as a genius, and as

one of the smartest people in the world. Einstein devoted

himself to solving the mysteries of the world, and he changed

the way science is looked at today.

Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm,

Germany. Albert’s speech was late in development; he didn’t

start talking until he was about three. Since he started

talking late, his parents thought he was retarded. “His

explanation was that he consciously skipped baby babbling,

waiting until he could speak in complete sentences”(Brian 1).

Einstein had a very bad temper when he was young; he got mad

and hit his sister Maja in the head with a garden hoe and

cracked her skull. When he was in school, his teachers thought

he was mentally retarded because he ignored whatever bored him

and attacked anything he had interest in.

Einstein was twenty-one years old when he got married.

His marriage almost didn’t take place because Mileva, his

fiance, thought he had an affair.

Einstein decided to go to America to tell other scientists

about his theory of relativity. He brought his wife and

several freinds with him. When they got there, they were

stormed with reporters and camera-men who wanted to know about

his theories. He went around to different areas and gave

speeches and lectures. When he appeared at Union Station to

lecture, there was almost a riot because so many people wanted

to see him.

Einstein’s most famous theory was the theory of

relativity. “Einstein started his theory of relativity at the

age of sixteen” (Encyclopedia 511). He received the Nobel

prize for his famous theory. Another famous scientific theory

he discovered was E=MC2 (energy equals mass times the speed of

light squared). That theory made the atomic bomb possible.

“At dawn on July 16, the atomic structure of the world was

revealed when Einstein’s famous equation E=MC2 came to life

with a bang”(Brian 344). He was famous for his philosophies

too. besides the theory of relativity, he discovered the

theory of motion. “The motions of bodies included in a given

(vehicle) are the same among themselves whether that (vehicle)

is at rest or in uniform motion” (Hoffman 63). When Einstein

was a kid, he devoted himself to solving the mysteries of the


On April 18, 1955, Einstein died in his sleep. On his

desk lay his last complete statement, written to honor Isreali

Independence day. It read in part: “What I seek to accomplish

is simply to serve with my feeble capacity truth and justice at

the risk of pleasing noone.” (Encyclopedia 513).

Albert Einstein was smart as a child, but no one

understood him, and he was punished for it. Albert Einstein

discovered the theories of relativity, and motion as well as

the atomic bomb. Einstein was one of the most important people

in science, and he dedicated his life to changing the world.

Brian, Dennis. Einstein a Life. New York: John Whiley and

Sons, Inc., 1996.

“Einstein, Albert.” Encyclopedia Britannica. Vol.6. 15th


Hoffmann, Banesh. Albert Einstein Creator and Rebel. New

York: Penguin Books, 1972.

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