Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics. His work is also known for its influence... Wikipedia

  • Born:  March 14, 1879, Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire
  • Died:  April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
  • Citizenship:  Subject of the Kingdom of Württemberg during the German Empire (1879–1896), Stateless (1896–1901), Citizen of Switzerland (1901–1955), Austrian subject of the Austro-Hungarian Empire (1911–1912), Subject of the Kingdom of Prussia during the German Empire (1914–1918), German citizen of the Free State of Prussia (Weimar Republic, 1918–1933), Citizen of the United States (1940–1955)
  • Fields:  Physics, philosophy
  • Institutions:  Swiss Patent Office (Bern) (1902–1909), University of Bern (1908–1909), University of Zurich (1909–1911), Charles University in Prague (1911–1912), ETH Zurich (1912–1914), Prussian Academy of Sciences (1914–1933), Humboldt University of Berlin (1914–1933), Kaiser Wilhelm Institute (director, 1917–1933), German Physical Society (president, 1916–1918), Leiden University (visits, 1920), Institute for Advanced Study (1933–1955), Caltech (visits, 1931–1933), University of Oxford (visits, 1931–1933)
  • Education:  Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich (Federal teaching diploma, 1900), University of Zurich (Ph.D, 1905)
  • Thesis:  Eine neue Bestimmung der Moleküldimensionen (A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions) (1905)
  • Other academic advisors:  Heinrich Friedrich Weber
  • Known for:  General relativity, Special relativity, Photoelectric effect, E
  • Influences:  Arthur Schopenhauer, Baruch Spinoza, Bernhard Riemann, David Hume, Ernst Mach, Hendrik Lorentz, Hermann Minkowski, Isaac Newton, James Clerk Maxwell, Michele Besso, Moritz Schlick, Thomas Young
  • Influenced:  Virtually all modern physics
  • Notable awards:  Barnard Medal (1920), Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), Matteucci Medal (1921), ForMemRS (1921), Copley Medal (1925), Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1926), Max Planck Medal (1929), Member of the National Academy of Sciences (1942), Time Person of the Century (1999)
  • Children:  "Lieserl" Einstein, Hans Albert Einstein, Eduard "Tete" Einstein
  • Data source:  DuckDuckGo