Albert Einstein

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Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14,

1879.As a kid he had trouble learning to speak. His parents

thought that he might be mentally retarded. He was not

smart in school. He suffered under the learning methods that

they used in the schools of Germany at that time so he was

never able to finish his studies. In 1894 his father's business

had failed and the family moved to Milan, Italy. Einstein who

had grown interested in science, went to Zurich, Switzerland,

to enter a famous technical school. There his ability in

mathematics and physics began to show.

When Einstein was graduated in 1900 he was unable to get a

teaching appointment at a university. Instead he got a

clerical job in the patent office at Bern, Switzerland. It was

not what he wanted but it would give him leisure for studying

and thinking.

While over there he wrote scientific papers.

Einstein submitted one of his scientific papers to the

University of Zurich to obtain a Ph.D. degree in 1905. In

1908 he sent a second paper to the University of Bern and

became lecturer there. The next year Einstein received a

regular appointment as associate professor of physics at the

University of Zurich. By 1909, Einstein was recognized

throughout Europe as a leading scientific thinker. In 1909 the

fame that resulted from his theories got Einstein a job at the

University of Prague, and in 1913 he was appointed director of

a new research institution opened in Berlin, the Kaiser Wilhelm

Physics Institute.

In 1915, during World War 1, Einstein published a paper

that extended his theories. He put forth new views on the

nature of gravitation. Newton's theories he said were not

accurate enough. Einstein's theories seemed...