Einstein was very good at physics. He was born in Ulm, Germany where he grew up in Munich and his family was Jews but did not practice it. Not very much is known about him when he was a kid. He was real slow in learning to speak. He was thought to be mentally retarded. Some people have thought he was dyslexic. A headmaster told his father that whatever Einstein wanted to do when he got older wouldn't matter, because "he'll never be good at anything". He began learning to play the violin at six and became very good for a beginner and kept his talent.
Einstein attended the Luitpold Gym in Munich and he didn't like it because it was too strict. He was really interested in physics, math, and read a lot in both subjects. Finally at age 15 he left Luitpold without getting his diploma.
Without a gym diploma Einstein couldn't get in a German University, so he enrolled himself in the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich.
He didn't really like the democratic people in Switzerland so he took back his German citizenship, which he kept, for the rest of his life.
After graduating he held several teaching jobs and became a helper at the Swiss Patent Office in Berne where he stayed for six years. The best thing about the job is that it gave him time to think about physics.
Between 1901 and 1904 Einstein published five papers on physics. In one he basically proved the existence of molecules, in another he showed that light is both a wave and a particle. In his sixth paper, on the Electrodynamics of moving bodies, published in summer of 1905, he established the outline of his special theory of relativity. His arguments extremely revised existing opinions of...