Albert Einstein

by Tina from Portland

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Albert Einstein is my hero because he is unique and talented. Albert Einstein won many awards such as the Nobel Prize in physics in 1919. He became international and his knowledge of science made him known as a super mad scientist. Aside from his talents in science he could also play the piano and violin. According to his family he was a slow talker pausing to consider what he would say. As a small boy he was self-sufficient and thoughtful. Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.  He died at the age of 76 on April 17, 1955. But till this day he is still known for his incredible skills in science.

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Albert Einstein didn't even start school yet when he had his first scientific experience. When Albert Einstein was sick in bed one day he started having a new thought of science. His dad had showed him a pocket compassed and it had marveled the young boy. The compass inspired him to study to learn about science. Albert Einstein demonstrated his interest in science ever since then - at the age of 4 or 5. But the interesting thing was that Albert Einstein known as the "great genius" failed his University Entrance Exam. He had passed both math and science, but totally failed the rest of it.  He graduated high school at the age of 17 in 1896. He retook the exam and finally passed. Albert Einstein succeeded his plan of graduating and becoming a teacher who teaches math and physics.

Albert Einstein achieved a lot of  things in science. The achievement of making a mathematical equation about the nature of energy, E=MC2 was probably what he was most known for doing. Albert Einstein once wrote a paper with a new perspective for understanding the structure of light. He argued that light can act as though it consists. For energy he made clear how light ejects electrons from metals. This made science open to a whole new level. Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize award in 1921. 

Here are some of Albert Einsteins's famous quotes:

  "A person who never made mistakes, never tried anything new"
"Any man who reads too much and uses his brain too little falls into lazy habits of thinking"
"The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your resources"
"The only thing that interferes with my learning is my education."
"Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school."
"Imagination is more important then knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world."
"Why is it that nobody understands me, yet everyone likes me?" (Quoted in an interview with New York Times)
      "I have no special talents. I am only passionately curious."

Albert Einstein was a very intelligent guy. Albert Einstein had an incredible journey of life. He had two wives. First he married a lady named Mileva Maric who he had 3 children with. Then he married his own cousin Elsa Lowenthal. Albert Einstein died on April 18, 1955. He died because of experiencing internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an aortic aneurism. Albert Einstein died in Princeton Hospital at the age of 76. Nowadays we use Albert Einstein's knowledge to study and learn new things in science. I have learned a lot about Albert Einstein while doing this. He was the great mad scientist when he lived. To this day Albert Einstein will still be a hero to the science world.

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