37 Facts About Albert Einstein

1. In the book "Ideas and Opinions", Albert Einstein stressed that a cosmic religious feeling could not be explained to those who were entirely without it.

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2. Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, a part of the German Empire, on March 14, 1879.

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3. Albert Einstein received numerous awards and honors and in 1922 he was awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

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4. Albert Einstein had expressed his interest in the plumbing profession and was made an honorary member of the Plumbers and Steamfitters Union.

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5. Albert Einstein rejected this second possibility.

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6. In 1935, Albert Einstein returned to the question of quantum mechanics in the "EPR paper".

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7. Albert Einstein was displeased with modern quantum mechanics as it had evolved after 1925.

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8. Albert Einstein noted that Bose's statistics applied to some atoms as well as to the proposed light particles, and submitted his translation of Bose's paper to the Zeitschrift fur Physik.

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9. In 1924, Albert Einstein received a description of a statistical model from Indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose, based on a counting method that assumed that light could be understood as a gas of indistinguishable particles.

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10. Albert Einstein contributed to these developments by linking them with the 1898 arguments Wilhelm Wien had made.

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11. In each of these models, Albert Einstein discarded the cosmological constant, claiming that it was "in any case theoretically unsatisfactory".

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12. In 1917, Albert Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to the structure of the universe as a whole.

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13. In the same article, Albert Einstein predicted the phenomena of gravitational time dilation, gravitational red shift and deflection of light.

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14. Albert Einstein adopted Minkowski's formalism in his 1915 general theory of relativity.

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15. Albert Einstein originally framed special relativity in terms of kinematics.

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16. Throughout his life, Albert Einstein published hundreds of books and articles.

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17. Albert Einstein refused surgery, saying, "I want to go when I want.

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18. Albert Einstein was primarily affiliated with non-religious humanist and Ethical Culture groups in both the UK and US.

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19. Albert Einstein stated that he had sympathy for the impersonal pantheistic God of Baruch Spinoza's philosophy.

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20. Albert Einstein was a figurehead leader in helping establish the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, which opened in 1925, and was among its first Board of Governors.

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21. Albert Einstein joined the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People in Princeton, where he campaigned for the civil rights of African Americans.

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22. Albert Einstein asked them to help bring Jewish scientists out of Germany.

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23. In December 1930, Albert Einstein visited America for the second time, originally intended as a two-month working visit as a research fellow at the California Institute of Technology.

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24. Albert Einstein was elected a Foreign Member of the Royal Society in 1921.

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25. In 1916, Albert Einstein was elected president of the German Physical Society.

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26. Albert Einstein became a full professor at the German Charles-Ferdinand University in Prague in April 1911, accepting Austrian citizenship in the Austro-Hungarian Empire to do so.

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27. On 30 April 1905, Albert Einstein completed his thesis, with Alfred Kleiner, Professor of Experimental Physics, serving as pro-forma advisor.

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28. Albert Einstein married Elsa Lowenthal in 1919, after having a relationship with her since 1912.

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29. In May 1904, their son Hans Albert Einstein was born in Bern, Switzerland.

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30. In 1900, Albert Einstein passed the exams in Maths and Physics and was awarded the Federal Polytechnic teaching diploma.

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31. At age 13, Albert Einstein was introduced to Kant's Critique of Pure Reason, and Kant became his favorite philosopher, his tutor stating: "At the time he was still a child, only thirteen years old, yet Kant's works, incomprehensible to ordinary mortals, seemed to be clear to him.

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32. Albert Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers and more than 150 non-scientific works.

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33. Albert Einstein supported the Allies, but he generally denounced the idea of using nuclear fission as a weapon.

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34. Albert Einstein was one of the greatest minds in world history.

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35. Albert Einstein was not seen without his mustache for over 50 years.

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36. Albert Einstein said, "Whoever is careless with the truth in small matters cannot be trusted with important matters.

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37. Albert Einstein was not nearly interested in Math as he was in physics.

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