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The Life of Albert Einstein
"A quiz about one of the most famous scientists ever to have lived."
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The most famous and influential scientist in the 20th Century was Albert Einstein. He was born in 1879 in which German city?
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?
He was educated in Munich and then Pavia, Italy. But in 1901 he claimed citizenship of which country?
He then worked in a patent office and published five important papers and began lecturing part-time at Bern University in 1908. Which of the following Universities did he not become Professor of during the next five years?
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?
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?
In 1952, Einstein was offered the Presidency of which country, as a result of his beliefs?
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?
He was noted for his snowy white beard and wild hair. Do you know what his natural hair colour was?
Einstein died in 1955 at Princeton Hospital, aged 76. His brain was removed and preserved where?
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