The Life of Albert Einstein

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“I do not know with what kinds of weapons the Third World War will be fought, but the Fourth World War will be fought with sticks and stones.” - Albert Einstein After World War 2 Albert Einstein was a major leading figure in the World Government Movement. He was offered the presidency of Israel, but he declined. During the start of his scientific life, Einstein realized the inadequacies of the Newtonian Mechanics and his special theory of relativity stemmed from an attempt to reconcile the laws of mechanics and laws of the electromagnetic field together. He received an honorary doctorate degrees in philosophy, science, and medicine from a variety of European and American universities. Einstein was awarded Fellowships or Memberships…show more content…
He played the violin from age 6 to 13. When he was five Albert Einstein became engrossed with a compass. He was mystified that invisible forces could deflect the needle. When Einstein was 12 he was deeply religious, and went as far to compose several songs praising God. But after he read several science books that contradicted his religious beliefs. This changed his views on God and left a lasting impression. Six weeks after Einstein’s birth his family moved to Munich, Germany. There Albert began his schooling at the age of 6 at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, him and his family moved to Aarau, Switzerland. At the Luitpold Gymnasium Einstein often felt out of place and victimized by a Prussian-style educational system that seemed to look down on original and creativity. One of his teachers told him that he’d never amount to anything ( “Albert Einstein”) In the year 1894 Einstein failed an exam at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich that would have allowed him to become an electronic engineer. After studying for two years he obtained a post at the Swiss Patent office in Bern. He spent the year 1895 in Aarau at the Cantonal Secondary School, where he enjoyed the luxury of first rate facilities and great teachers in physics. In 1896 Einstein returned to the Zurich Polytechnic and graduated in 1900 as a secondary school teacher of physics and mathematics. (“Albert Einstein
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