“Creativity is intelligence having fun.” By- Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein was a German theoretical physicist who developed the idea of relativity, two pillars of recent physics. He also influence on the philosophy of science from his work. He is also known as the general public for his mass-energy equivalence formula which has been regarded as the world’s most famous equation. Not only this, he was also rewarded as the Nobel Prize in Physics for his services to theoretical physics. He also discovered the law of the photoelectric effect, a step in the development of quantum theory.
Albert Einstein was born in 14th March 1879 in German Empire and he died in 18th April 1955 at the age of 76 at New Jersey, United States. He was actually subjected to the citizenship of Kingdom of Württemberg during the German Empire. After few years he was subjected to the citizenship of United States (1940-1933). He did his education in Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich and then PhD in University of Zurich. Albert Einstein was the son of a salesman who after some time operated the electrochemical factory. His discoveries in 1905 change our understanding for the universe. From March to June 1905, over four months, he produced four papers that revolutionized science. The four papers are:
- How to measure the size of molecules in a Liquid?
- How to determine their movement?
- How light come in packets called photons?
- Special relativity
These four papers eventually won him the Nobel Prize.
Some more interesting facts about Albert Einstein are:
- Speech- Einstein was supposedly slow to talk as this he told himself to the biographer that he didn’t able to speak until the age of three.
- The Compass- the fascination of science begins when his father showed him a compass that left him mesmerized and the question developed in his mind that how the force is exerted on the needle to make it point to a direction.
- The President?- after the death of first President of Israel in 1952, he was asked for the position of being the second President but he refused the offer and the reason he stated that “natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people.”
- No socks- His charm was his disheveled look. It is one of the habits of Einstein to not to wear socks because according to him socks were pain as they often get holes in them.
- Inventor- after publishing the special theory of Relativity, he co-invented a refrigerator with his former student. His refrigerator got patented in 1930 but later was soon overshadowed by Freon based compressors.
To conclude, Albert Einstein was the greatest contribution to the physics as a philosopher of science and as a human. Just like other great people he was also being criticized and threatened for his beliefs and convictions. Even before his final days he still continued his search of laws that explain more of universe. That’s why he is a great inspiration for the people today and for the future too.