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Albert Einstein: Physicist and World Citizen

Albert Einstein at his desk in the patent office in 1904 (Photo by Lucien Chavan, 1868-1942)
Albert Einstein at his desk in the patent office in 1904 (Photo by Lucien Chavan, 1868-1942)

He was voted as «Person of the Century» by Time Magazine and is probably the most popular scientist ever born: Albert Einstein. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. He grew up in Munich and moved to Switzerland in 1895 where he studied at the Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich. In 1901 he became a Swiss citizen. In 1905, at the age of twenty-six, he began his astounding career while employed at the patent office in Bern. He published five ground-breaking papers during just one extraordinary year. By the age of 30 he had been made a professor in Zurich. Seven years later he went on to publish his famous theory of relativity. In 1921 he received the Nobel Prize in Physics for his quantum theory, and in 1933 he was made professor at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton in the United States where he continued to live for the rest of his life. He died in 1955. Einstein not only changed the face of physics, he also made a name for himself through his activism for international understanding and peace.

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