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ALBERT EINSTEIN Albert Einstein was one of the greatest scientists of all time Best known as a physicist for developing his famous theory of relativity Einstein was born on March 14 1879 in Ulm Wrttemberg Germany When he was five years old his father showed him a pocket compass Young Einstein was deeply impressed by the mysterious behavior of the compass needle which kept pointing the same direction no matter which way the compass was turned He later said he felt then that something deeply hidden had to be behind such things Einstein attended public school in Munich and in Aarau Switzerland He then studied mathematics and physics at the Swiss Polytechnic Institute in Zurich graduating in 1900 From 1902 until 1909 he worked as an examiner at the Swiss Patent Office in Bern While this job had little to do with physics or math it gave him two things First he got to see some of the important inventions of the day second he had an abundance of free time which he spent in scientific investigations Kevles During this time Einstein made three of his greatest contributions to scientific knowledge In 1905 Einstein contributed three separate papers to Annalen der Physik Annals of Physics a German scientific periodical Each of the three became the basis for a new branch of physics One for example suggested that light could be thought of as a stream of tiny particles This idea would become an important part of the quantum theory Another concerned Brownian motion an irregular motion of microscopic particles suspended in liquid of gas which confirmed the atomic theory of matter The last paper titled The Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies discussed one of Einsteins most famous brainchildren relativity more specifically the special theory of relativity The paper demonstrated the relativity of time a previously unimaginable idea Einstein once explained relativity very simply as When you are courting a nice girl an hour seems like a
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