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Albert Einstein : The Greatest Physicist Of The 20th Century

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Sam Puritz
Ms. Moran
English III Honors
18 November 2015
Albert Einstein Everything you know about yourself, your world, and your universe started with one man. Born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany, Albert Einstein paved the way for our understanding of the universe today through his discoveries and accomplishments in physics. Einstein, the most influential physicist of the 20th century, shaped the way we think about and interpret our universe. Born to a Jewish family, Albert Einstein began his life in an industrial family. His father, Hermann Einstein, and uncle founded the electrical equipment manufacturing company known as Elektrotechnische Fabrik J. Einstein & Cie. Einstein had only one sibling, a younger sister named Maja, who was born two years after him (Bio.com). In school, Einstein, who began to learn mathematics at the age of 12 (atomicarchive.com), was underwhelming, and generally didn’t get along well with his teachers. It is thought that the unusual and rare structure of his brain might have contributed to his extreme intelligence, which has also been contributed to the possibility that he had Asperger’s syndrome (Atomicarchive.com). He was never in tune with the stern teaching style and felt alienated from his peers at an early and later age. However, he found passion in music and the violin that he would carry into his adulthood. In adulthood, Einstein found his first love in a woman by the name of Mileva Maric, a Serbian physics student
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