Albert Einstein

Date of Birth and Death- Albert was born on March 14, 1879 and died on April 18, 1955.

Birth Place- Einstein was born in Ulm, which is on the western side of Germany.

Education- In his early years, Einstein became a citizen of Switzerland because his education was not fitting his standards. Albert received a doctorate in physics at the age of 26. While 26 he wrote and publish four research papers which all harness a great discover. One of these research papers, Albert expanded on the Special Theory of Relativity. At the age of 36, Albert traveled to Princeton, New Jersey to attend the Institute of Advanced Studies.

Influences- Some people who influenced Albert were his father, his uncle and Max Talmud, a Jewish who had dinner with the Einsteins every week. Albert was given a compass when he was 5 years old by his father. This compass help him to think about the forces in the world. His uncle, Uncle Jakob, made a game which helped Albert to learn algebra. Max Talmud, a medical student who was ten years older than Albert, talked to him about subjects that he had learned throughout his educational years.

Profession- In 1900 Albert took up a temporary teaching job at a high school. From 1902 to 1909 he worked at an office that gave patents for new inventions. While he worked at the office he wrote papers about physics, and in 1909 his ideas were appreciated and he was given a job as a professor. He also taught at Princeton in New Jersey from 1932 until his death in 1955.

Albert had many achievements and break-throughs in different subjects, but one of his greatest achievements was winning the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1920.

Quotes- "Any intelligent fool can make things bigger, more complex, and more violent. It takes a touch of genius -- and a lot of courage -- to move in the opposite direction."

"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."

"Imagination is more important than knowledge."

These quotes represent Albert Einstein because they show that he was a very intelligent man.

Comparison- I find Albert Einstein to be a lot like Bill Gates. The two are both very smart and are known by people for their intelligence. Some people would say that they are the smartest of their generations. Einstein and Gates both dropped out of school at one point yet they were still extremely smart. On July 7, 2008, Bill Gates received the Einstein award from the American Friends of the Hebrew University, showing the the two are very much alike.