Albert Einstein: Lesser known facts about one of the greatest scientists ever!
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Albert Einstein: Lesser known facts about one of the greatest scientists ever!

Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists the world has ever seen, he was renowned for coming up with the general theory of relativity and the mass-energy equivalence. Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, Germany.

Einstein received the Nobel Prize for Physics in the year 1921, it took him a year to receive the award due to a bureaucratic ruling. He was conferred with the award for his explanation of the photoelectric effect.

Here are some unknown facts about the great Einstein

  • In 1905, Einstein published his theory of special relativity but for the next 10 years had worked on the mathematics of general relativity.

  • 16-year-old Einstein had failed the entrance exam to the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich.
  • Albert Einstein became stateless, and became Swiss, Austrian, German before finally taking up the American citizenship.
  • Einstein was offered the position of Presidentship of Israel but he refused it. It started when the country’s first president Chaim Weizmann died in 1952.
  • Albert Einstein was a good violinist. He enjoyed sailing but could not swim, and hated wearing socks.
  • In a letter to his sister, Scientist Albert Einstien had almost predicted Nazi’s rise. The handwritten letter which was recently sold at auction for $39,360, revealed insights into the 1922 Germany.Einstein had written, “I’m very reclusive here, without noise and without unpleasant feelings, and am earning my money mainly independent of the state so that I’m really a free man.”
  • After his death, while performing the autopsy, Princeton pathologist Thomas Harvey removed the scientist’s brain. Later, after he was able to get approval of Einstein’s son, Harvey cut the brain into pieces and sent it to various scientists for research. Einstein had passed away in year 1955, in Princeton, New Jersey, due to an abdominal aortic aneurysm.

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