A Personal Photolog: Albert Einstein from Childhood to His Last Day
Perhaps one of the most famous scientists in the 20th century, Albert Einstein contributed a great deal to modern physics, including his development of the theory of relativity. He is also known for his formula E = mc2 or the mass-energy equivalence formula. The German-born theoretical physicist and Nobel Prize winner was born on March 14, 1879 in Germany. Even before turning 15, he showed exceptional aptitude in math, and even learned differential and integral calculus on his own. Though he failed in other subjects required for admission to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic, he excelled in physics and math.
By 1908, he was already recognized as a leading scientist and started doing lectures on electrodynamics, as well as on the principle of relativity. He later traveled to the U.S., attending various scientific events. In 1933, he emigrated to the country and became an American citizen in 1940. He died of internal bleeding from a ruptured abdominal aortic aneurysm on April 17, 1955.