“Only morality in our actions can give beauty and dignity to life.”
Albert Einstein has a well deserved spot among the great contributors in math and science like Newton, and Aristotle. His later proven theory of relativity made him a star among sciencetist and mathematicians.
Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich. They moved to Italy in 1896 and entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1905 he obtained his doctor's degree. He moved to Germany in 1914 and stayed there till 1933 when he moved to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. After world war II Einstein was offered the prudence of Israel. He declined the offer.
In his early days in Berlin, Einstein postulated that the correct interpretation of the special theory of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation and published his theories and discoveries.
- Special Theory of Relativity (1905)
- Relativity (1920)
- General Theory of Relativity (1916)
- Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926),
- and The Evolution of Physics (1938).
During this time he also contributed to the problems of the theory of radiation and statistical mechanics. In the 1920's, Einstein embarked on the construction of unified field theories, and continued to work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory. He contributed to statistical mechanics by his development of the quantum theory of a monatomic gas and he has also accomplished valuable work in connection with atomic transition probabilities and relativistic cosmology.
Albert Einstein received honorary doctorate degrees in science, medicine, and philosophy from many European and American universities. He also won the Noble peace prize for his advancement in science and math. He died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey. He is an idol even to this day and will be looked upon as an inspiration for human scientific discovery.