Albert Einstein had an IQ of 160. This is the same IQ level as Stephen Hawking. Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.Continue Reading
Even as a child Albert Einstein was interested in science. He was also a great music lover and played the violin and piano. He taught himself geometry when he was 12. He found school life difficult because of the strict discipline and left when he failed an exam at the age of 16. He became a Swiss citizen in 1901 and married Mileva Maritsch that same year. He worked in a patent office in Bern from 1902 until 1909. It was during this period that he obtained his Doctorate degree and published four research papers, including one on the topic of the Special Theory of Relativity, which featured the well known equation "e=mc2."
In 1909 Einstein began working as Professor Extraordinary in Zurich. In 1914 he became a German citizen again and worked at the University of Berlin. He married his second wife, who was also his cousin, in 1919. In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics. He moved to America in 1933 and took the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. After he retired he carried on enjoying physics until he died on April 18, 1955.Learn more about Modern History
Albert Einstein chose to emigrate to the United States because of Adolf Hitler's rise to power. Due to Einstein's Jewish ancestry, he was targeted by Nazis.Full Answer >
Whether Albert Einstein showed early brilliance as a child seems to be a matter of opinion. His own stories of his childhood point to a strong intellectual curiosity, but he was continually discounted by educational authorities such as headmasters, who tended to either expel or insult the young Einstein.Full Answer >
Prior to publishing his groundbreaking papers on special relativity and the photoelectric effect in 1905, Albert Einstein worked intermittently as a tutor and as a clerk in the Swiss government's patent office. As an assistant examiner at Switzerland's Federal Office for Intellectual Property, Einstein worked to evaluate patent applications relating to the registration of electromagnetic device inventions.Full Answer >
Elsa Einstein, Albert Einstein's second wife, was a relative of his, though much more distant than a first cousin. The two knew each other as children, and she was born with the surname of Einstein.Full Answer >