Albert Einstein was one of the most influential scientists of the 20th Century. He is best known for developing the famous Theory of Relativity. His work has revolutionized our understanding of physics and drastically changed the world.
Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879. His parents, Hermann and Pauline Einstein, raised him with their daughter Maja.
In 1905, Einstein published his paper on the Nature of Light, which proposed the idea of light's dual nature, that it had properties of a wave and a particle.
In his later research, Einstein applied his theories of relativity to show how the universe has evolved and proposed the Big Bang Theory.
In 1921, Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on the photoelectric effect.
In 1933, due to the Nazi regime, Einstein left Germany and eventually settled in the US, becoming a US citizen in 1940.
Einstein's most famous equation, the equation of mass and energy, E=mc2, demonstrated the relationship between mass and energy.
During World War II, Einstein used his scientific fame to advocate for the peaceful use of the atom.
In 1950, Einstein proposed the idea of the "cosmological constant," which relates to how space and time can be manipulated.
Einstein believed in the importance of freedom for all and opposed racism throughout his life.
Einstein was married twice and had three children. He died of an aortic aneurysm on April 18, 1955.