**Albert Einstein**

*General Background*

Albert Einstein is one of the world’s most famous physicists of all time, most famous for his equation of E= mc^{2}. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, Germany. He first began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich. Einstein’s parents were constantly on the move, so he later transferred his educational studies to Aarau, Switzerland. Einstein, wanting to become a teacher of mathematics and physics enrolled himself in the Swiss federal Polytechnic School where he received his teaching diploma in 1901. Einstein was unable to find employment teaching, so he accepted a position at the Swiss Patent Office as a technical assistant. Einstein further pursued an education and received a doctor’s degree in 1905. Einstein had two marriages. One was with Mileva Maric in 1903, and they had one daughter and two sons. They got a divorce in 1919, and in the same year, Einstein married his own cousin Elsa Löwenthal, who later died in 1936.

*Einstein’s Work*

During his time spent at the Swiss Patent Office, Einstein was able to conduct most of his famous work. Here Einstein was able to write many of his papers on the topics of physics, and he was able to establish his theories on relativity. Over the next several years, Einstein became a leading world figure on the topic of physics, and he was able to become a professor at the University of Zurich and the German University in Prague. Einstein was able to establish himself as a leading figure on the World Government Movement. After World War Two he was even offered the Presidency of Israel, but he declined. During the World War Two era, Einstein left Germany because of his opposing views with Hitler, and he emigrated to America where he became a professor at Princeton. It was here where he spent the remainder of his years. He was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921. Einstein died on April 15, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey.

*Geometry and Calculus*

Although Einstein was most remembered for his contributions to the world of physics, he also did make some contributions to the field of calculus and geometry. Einstein contributed many equations to geometry and calculus, ten of them known as Einstein Field Equations. These equations were first published by Einstein in 1915. One of these equations describes how stress-energy causes curvature of space-time and is usually written in tensor form. The equation is:

**G _{ab}=K T_{ab}**

G_{ab} is the Einstein Tensor.

T_{ab} is the stress energy tensor.

K is a constant.

Hey Paul,

Nice biography. You didn't have a comments box, I hope you don't mind I added one. I think it's interesting that Einstein did most of his work while working in a patent office…maybe he got some ideas from things he saw? He turned down the presidency of Israel?!?! If anyone wants to read more about Einstein's Field Equations the following link might be helpful;

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Einstein_field_equations

Overall a good biography.

ReplyOptionsGreat biography Paul. I like how you organized your information about Einstein into separate headings. This made the read a lot easier to follow. In addition, being the great man Einstein was why couldn’t he get a job teaching? It seems weird to me that one of the greatest minds in the world couldn’t obtain a job teaching.

ReplyOptionsGreat job Paul, I know it probably wasnt easy to condense Einstein's life into three paragraphs. I think you might be able to write a little more on his contributions to geometry and calculus.

ReplyOptionsGreat bio Jazzy Juice. Einstein himself could not have done a better job. Probably would have caused a few problems having a German president in a jewish nation eh.

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