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Wichita, Kansas. It was placed in the laboratory of Dr Thomas Harvey, formerly the Chief Pathologist of Princeton University.
Black. Einstein was actually born with an abnormally large head, which doctors were concerned could be a sign that he was mentally retarded.
|Einstein had three children in all; Lieserl, a daughter, and two sons Eduard and Hans Albert. Hans later became Professor of Engineering at which University?||The Life of Albert Einstein
Berkeley. His son Eduard was actually a schizophrenic. His second wife already had two daughters, Ilse and Margot.
Israel. He turned it down though. The order of the universe was to him proof that God existed. He was also a pacifist, publishing a book "Why War?".
|He received the Nobel Prize in 1921 but, with the later rise of Nazism, he went to England. He lectured at Oxford and Cambridge before moving on to the USA. He became visiting professor in which California city?||The Life of Albert Einstein
Pasadena. At the California Institute of Technology in 1930. He also lectured at Princeton.
|He then became Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute in Berlin (1914-33). During this time he published his General Theory of Relativity, in which year?||The Life of Albert Einstein
1916. It was publicly verified in 1919; he was later awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on the photo-electric effect.
Switzerland. He entered Zurich's Federal Institute of Technology, on his second attempt and studied to become a physics and maths teacher.
|Albert was the son of Hermann Einstein and Pauline Koch. His mother was the daughter of a wealthy grain merchant, but what was his father the proprietor of?||The Life of Albert Einstein
Engineering Company. He had a younger sister, Maria, as well.
|The most famous and influential scientist in the 20th Century was Albert Einstein. He was born in 1879 in which German city?||The Life of Albert Einstein
Ulm. He was born on 14th March, 1879 at 135 Bahnhofstrasse, which was later destroyed by Allied bombing in 1944.
|In which year did Einstein make a contribution to the war effort by hand-writing his 1905 paper on special relativity and putting it up for auction?||Albert Einstein's life
1944. It raised six million dollars; the manuscript today being in the Library of Congress.
|In 1940 Einstein became a citizen of the United States. Did he retain his Swiss citizenship?||Albert Einstein's life
Yes. In 1901 when he became a Swiss citizen, he didn't retain his German citizenship.
He was on a voyage to Japan. Around this time he made many international visits. He had visited Paris earlier in 1922 and during 1923 he visited Palestine. After making his last major scientific discovery on the association of waves with matter in 1924 he made further visits in 1925, this time to South America.
|Einstein's Swiss citizenship was granted in 1901. What other very important event in Einstein's life occurred in 1903?||Albert Einstein's life
He married Mileva Maric. Mileva Maric was a fellow studentof his in Switzerland. They had two sons, Albert Einstein Jr., an electrical engineer who also came to the United States, and Eduard. The marriage ended in divorce.
Ulm, Germany. He was born on 14 March 1879 in Ulm. His parents' were Hermann and Pauline, middle-class German Jews.
76-years-old. Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 and died on April 18, 1955, making him 76-years-old. The last twenty-two years of his life were spent at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, New Jersey. There in the quiet college town, Albert was a known face. Every day, the kindly old gray-haired gentleman walked from the office to his house and would always stop to talk politely to any passer-by.
The Nobel Prize. Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for his work on photo-electricity. Many of his other theories include the atom bomb, the development of the laser and space exploration.
a Swiss patent officer in Bern. Albert never needed to work until his family moved to Milan, Italy. He found his first job in the patent office and stayed there for seven years, using his extra time to study physics and write papers for local universities.
Geometry and Philosophy. Albert loved geometry and began studying at the age of twelve. Philosophy was also very important to him because it was the study of the universe and the meaning of life. This encouraged him to look for more answers. He would have philosophy study every Thursday with a medical student named Max Talmey who would join his family for dinner.
Nature and Music. Albert loved taking walks around town. His walks gave him
"think" time and he was able to relax with the world. Albert also received his love of music from his mother. Albert never gave up his violin. Even when he finally became too old to play it, he would sit and listen to records of his recorded music.
Maja. After the family moved to Munich, Mrs. Einstein gave birth to little Maja. Albert and Maja later became very good friends.
Germany. Albert was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. Albert enjoyed his home town because he was able to take frequent walks around the town and say hello to everyone.
|Albert Einstein's uncle helped his family during the hard times with their electrical business. What was Alberts' uncle's name? ||Young Albert Einstein
Jakob. Uncle Jakob helped the Einstein family by running the business and letting Albert's father handle the customers.
a compass. Albert's father gave him a compass while he was sick in bed with a cold. The compass changed Albert's life because it aroused his curiosity in the unknown. Albert could not understand why the compass always faced North. He thought it was some unseen force and it sparked his want to know more.
|Einstein was unaware of the future of atomic weapons development when he addressed the issue in the "Atlantic Monthly" magazine in November, 1945, and again in November, 1947. What did he think should be done with the secret of the atomic bomb at that time?||Albert Einstein; Ideas and Opinions
Give it to a world government founded by Russia, the U.S., and Great Britain. At the time he wrote this, nuclear weapons were not nearly as powerful as they are today, and he thought at least a third of the world's population would survive a global conflict.
That they be sent to the front in the next war. He felt to send the women to war would be "a novelty in this dreary sphere of infinite confusion".
Money. He writes, in 1934: "I am absolutely convinced that no wealth in the world can help humanity forward, even in the hands of the most devoted worker in this cause. " and "Money only appeals to selfishness and irresistibly invites abuse".
To be an example. In a letter to a young girl in 1934, Einstein writes: "There is too much education altogether, especially in American schools. The only rational way of teaching is to be an example-if one can't help it, a warning example".
Arms manufacturers. Einstein writes: "One has to realize that the powerful industrial groups concerned in the manufacture of arms are doing their best in all countries to prevent the peaceful settlement of international disputes, and that rulers can only achieve this great end if they are sure of the vigorous support of the majority of their people".
|Einstein retained a faculty appointment at Princeton University. He was asked to name his salary. It ended up at $10,000 a year, but what had he requested?||Albert Einstein; Ideas and Opinions
$3,000. His pension of $7,500 per year was refused by Einstein as being "too generous" and he had it reduced to $6,000 per year. He bought a modest house, walked to work, and never owned a car.
Fear, morality, cosmic religious feeling. In the book "Ideas and Opinions", Einstein stressed that a cosmic religious feeling could not be explained to those who were entirely without it. He calls cosmic religious feeling the "strongest and noblest motive for scientific research".