Albert Einstein Timeline

Albert Einstein Timeline ( 1879 - 1955 )
The most famous of all the scientists - remembered for his theory E = mc2
Dates relating to his early life, family and education
His Special Theory of Relativity
Professor of theoretical physics
His citizenship of the USA
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Why was Albert Einstein famous?
Albert Einstein was famous as an author and brilliant Physicist in pioneering work with his special theory of relativity and specifically mass–energy equivalence: E = mc2

   Short Biography of Albert Einstein
Date of Birth: Born on March 14, 1879
Place of Birth : Ulm, Württemberg, Germany
Parents: Father - Hermann Einstein
             Mother: Pauline Einstein (née Koch)
Background Facts, Information & Ancestry : Ashkenazi Jewish
 
     
  1879This timeline starts on March 14, 1879 when Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. His parents were Hermann and Pauline Einstein 
     
  1880The family move to Munich 
     
  1881His sister Maja (Maria) is born  
     
  1884The Compass - When he was only five years old his father showed Albert a pocket compass and he was fascinated by the thought that something unseen was moving the needle 
     
  1885 -1888The Einstein family did not observe Jewish religious practices and Albert attended a Catholic elementary school 
     
  1889Albert Einstein is introduced to a family friend called Max Talmud who introduced the boy to books on science and mathematics. Albert starts his quest for facts and information available about the sciences. He attends the Luitpold-Gymnasium in Munich for the next six years 
     
  1894Due to financial reasons the Einstein family move from Munich to Pavia, Italy. Albert is left in Munich to finish his studies but soon decides to follow the family to Italy 
     
  1895He is sent to the Swiss town of Aarau to finish high school. 
     
  1896Albert graduates from high school at the age of 17 and enrols at the ETH (the Federal Polytechnic) in Zurich. He renounces his German citizenship 
     
  1898Albert meets and falls in love with Mileva Maric, a Hungarian classmate at the ETH 
     
  1900Einstein graduates in 1900 from ETH with a degree in physics 
     
  1901February 21: Albert Einstein acquires Swiss citizenship. He completes his first scientific paper on the capillary forces of a straw. Mileva becomes pregnant and moves to live with her parents in to Hungary to give birth to their baby. Albert moves to Bern. 
     
  1902Einstein and Mileva have a daughter called  Lieserl Einstein who is later given up for adoption. Albert takes a job at the Swiss Patent Office 
     
  1903January 6, 1903: Einstein marries Mileva 
     
  1904May 14, 1904: Albert and Mileva's first son, Hans Albert Einstein, was born in Berne, Switzerland. 
     
  1905His Special Theory of Relativity is born and he applies his theory to mass and energy and formulates the famous equation e=mc2. Einstein has four papers published in the Annalen der Physik, the leading German physics journal. 1905 is known as Einstein's "Wonderful Year". 
     
  1907Einstein begins applying the laws of gravity to his Special Theory of Relativity. 
     
  1908Albert Einstein becomes a privatdozent (an associate professorship) at the University of Bern. 
     
  1909He resigns from Patent Office and is appointed Associate Professor of theoretical physics at Zurich University 
     
  1910July 28, 1910: Albert and Mileva's second son, Eduard, was born in Munich. He writes a paper on critical opalescence that described why the sky is blue. 
     
  1911Einstein predicts bending of light. He is appointed Professor of theoretical physics at the German University of Prague 
     
  1913He is appointed Professor of theoretical physics at the Federal Institute of Technology, Zurich and works on his new Theory of Gravity 
     
  1914Albert and Mileva separate and live apart. Einstein is appointed Professor at University of Berlin
WW1 begins and Einstein signs anti-war "Manifesto to Europeans"
 
     
  1915Einstein completes the General Theory of Relativity.
He joins the "New Fatherland League" a pacifist organisation
 
     
  1916His General Theory of Relativity is published 
     
  1917Einstein writes his first paper on cosmology. He is Appointed Director of Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics in Berlin 
     
  1918Einstein falls seriously ill and is nursed by his cousin, Elsa Einstein Loewenthal 
     
  1919February 14, 1919: Einstein and Mileva divorce and Einstein marries his cousin Elsa on May 29.
A solar eclipse proves Einstein's General Theory of Relativity
 
     
  1921Einstein visits to the U.S. and lectures at Princeton University on theory of relativity 
     
  1922Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in physics for 1921 
     
  1923Visits the Far East and Spain where he lectures at various universities 
     
  1924The "Einstein-Institute" in Potsdam begins its activities 
     
  1925Visits various countries in South America. He joins the Board of Governors and Academic Council of The Hebrew University 
     
  1927He begins to develop the foundation of quantum mechanics with Niels Bohr. 
     
  1928Einstein begins pursing his idea of a unified field theory. He becomes ill and enlargement of the heart is diagnosed 
     
  1930- 1933Einstein makes several visits to the USA delivering lectures at universities 
     
  1933January: Adolf Hitler appointed Chancellor of Germany
Albert Einstein leaves Germany and emigrates to U.S. in September and settles in Princeton, New Jersey where he assumes a post at the Institute for Advanced Study.
 
     
  1934The World As I See It published 
     
  1935The Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen paradox is published 
     
  1936Elsa Einstein dies 
     
  1939World War 2 starts and Albert Einstein warns President Roosevelt that Germany might build an atomic bomb. He then recommends nuclear research 
     
  1940Einstein becomes a citizen of the United States but also retains his Swiss citizenship. 
     
  1943Works with the Research and Development Division of the U.S. Navy on Ammunition and Explosives 
     
  1945WW2 ends with the terrible nuclear bombing of Hiroshima and Nagasaki 
     
  1946Einstein is appointed chairman of the Emergency Committee for Atomic Scientists 
     
  1947He works on behalf of the cause for disarmament 
     
  1949Mileva dies 
     
  1952Albert Einstein is offered presidency of the State of Israel 
     
  1955Co-signs the Russell-Einstein Manifesto warning of the nuclear threat

April 17: Albert Einstein experienced internal bleeding

April 18: He died in Princeton Hospital at the age of 76
 
     
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