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Albert Einstein


Iconic genius and famous theoretical physicist who developed the idea of Relativity as well as the mass-energy equivalence formula. Given birth to in Germany, he found America when Hitler increased to power. He done the Manhattan Project, which created the atomic bomb. He didn’t look for a teaching work for just two years, and worked well as an associate examiner for patent applications in the Federal government Workplace for Intellectual House in Bern. During Globe Battle II his name was on the Nazi set of assassination focuses on, having a $5,000 bounty on his mind. He wedded Mileva Marić in January 1903, and after their divorce on Feb 14, 1919, wedded Elsa Lowenthal on June 2, 1919. He previously three children called Lieserl (1902), Hans Albert (1904), and Eduard ‘Tete’ (1910). As well as Bertrand Russell, he authorized the Russell-Einstein Manifesto, which argued against the usage of nuclear weapons.

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Full Name Albert Einstein
Date Of Birth March 14, 1879
Died April 18, 1955, Princeton, New Jersey, United States, December 20, 1936, Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Place Of Birth Ulm, Germany
Height 1.75 m, 1.75 m
Profession Scientist
Education University of Zurich, ETH Zurich, Aargau Cantonal School, Albert Einstein Gymnasium
Nationality German, American, Swiss, German
Spouse Elsa Einstein, Mileva Maric
Children Eduard Einstein, Lieserl Einstein, Hans Albert Einstein
Parents Hermann Einstein, Pauline Einstein
Siblings Maja Einstein
Awards Nobel Prize in Physics, Barnard Medal for Meritorious Service to Science, Honorary degree, Copley Medal, Max Planck Medal, Franklin Medal, Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society, Matteucci Medal
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1Inducted into the International Mustache Hall of Fame in 2015 (inaugural class) in the category Historical Figure.
2Devised the theory of relativity.
3Mentioned in the song "Einstein A Go-Go" by "Landscape".
4When told of a book entitled "One Hundred Authors against Einstein", he replied "Why one hundred? If I were wrong, one would have been enough.".
5Steve Martin once wrote a stage play about a hypothetical meeting between Einstein and Picasso.
6Said to have had parietal lobes 10% larger than would be expected for an average brain.
7Considered himself as a loner and had very few friends during his lifetime.
8Wrote a letter in support of the Scottsboro Nine, a group of young African-American men in Alabama who got convicted of assault and rape in what was widely seen as an unfair trial. H.G. Wells and Thomas Mann also wrote letters in support of the young men.
9Albert Einstein and Leopold Infeld co-wrote a book, of physics, titled The Evolution of Physics.
10Walter Matthau played Einstein in the film I.Q. (1994) even though he was a half-foot taller than the famous scientist.
11Was a Vegetarian.
12His IQ has been estimated as falling in between 160 and 180, which would signify genius intelligence. Einstein himself never took an IQ test.
13E=MC² was also used in the opening sequence for Twilight Zone (1959) with the caption, "A dimension of mind.".
14In 2000, DC Comics artist Ed McGuiness often used Einstein's formula as his signature, after illustrating a full issue of "Superman: The Man of Steel".
15Elected to the New Jersey Hall of Fame in 2007 for his services to science and history (inaugural election). Official induction ceremonies held in May 2008.
16Is reported to have kept several sets of the same outfit in his closet so that he could simply grab an outfit without having to think about what he wanted to wear. This quirk was later given to two characters played by Jeff Goldblum: Seth Brundle in The Fly (1986) and Ian Malcolm in Jurassic Park (1993). The same quirk was parodied by Jim Varney's alter ego, Ernest, in a series of films.
17Had Asperger Syndrome but wasn't diagnosed until it was discovered by Dr Hans Asperger in the late 1940s.
18E=mc2 is Einstein's most famous equation, and it establishes a correlation between mass and energy (c is the speed of light) for the first time -- later practically exemplified in the splitting of the atom and the inauguration of the exploration of atomic (nuclear) energy.
19Shares a birthday with Taylor Hanson, Kylie Tyndall, Keaton Tyndall, Quincy Jones, Chris Klein, & Michael Caine
20Cared little for money. He once used a $1500.00 check as a bookmark and then lost the book.
21He had two daughters with his second wife, Ilsa and Margot. He adopted them upon his marriage when they were both around twenty years old.
22His son Eduard suffered from a severe form of depression.
23His wife gave birth to their daughter, Lieserl, in 1902, a year before they married. They never spoke about her after 1903. It is assumed that she was adopted by a friend or family member. Some speculate that she died in 1903 from scarlet fever. Einstein never saw her.
24Philip Glass created an "opera" in 1976 called "Einstein on the Beach", inspired in part by Einstein's theories.
25Referenced in the song 'The Call of the Wild (Merengue)' by David Byrne on his 1989 album, "Rei Momo".
26After his death, his brain was weighed and found to be 1.5 kg (2.64 lb). It is now preserved in a glass jar in Wichita, KS.
27After his death, scientists kept his brain preserved and discovered a physical abnormality. His brain is still preserved in laboratories.
28Said to be a HUGE fan of the legendary Robert Clampett cartoon series, Time for Beany (1949). It is also believed that he once ended a meeting with scientists by saying, "Pardon me, gentlemen, but it's Time for Beany!".
29An element, Einsteinium, is named after him.
30Pictured on a 15¢ US commemorative postage stamp celebrating the centennial of his birth, issued 4 March 1979.
31Pictured on the 8¢ US postage stamp in the original issue of the Prominent Americans series, issued 14 March 1966.
32Became a US citizen in 1940, but retained his Swiss citizenship.
33His second wife was also his cousin.
34Children with Maric: Lieserl (born January, 1902), Hans Albert (born May 14, 1904), Eduard (born c. 1908).
35Awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921 (for his discovery of the Photoelectric Effect).
36Was reluctant to sign autographs, and charged people a dollar before signing anything. He gave the dollars he received to charity.
37Made a telephone call to comedian Sid Caesar, suggesting they meet to discuss the human condition. Unfortunately, the meeting never took place because Caesar thought they would have nothing to talk about.
38Never learned how to drive a car.
39When he left Germany in 1933, the Nazis put a price of 20,000 marks on his head.
40Named Time magazine's Person of the Century. [December 1999]
41He was offered the Presidency of Israel but declined, having no political or ceremonial ambitions.



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Deux bombes pour une espionne2015DocumentaryHimself
De IJzeren Eeuw2015TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Secrets of the Universe Great Scientists in Their Own Words2014TV Movie documentaryHimself
How the Universe Works2014TV Series documentaryHimself - Theoretical Physicist
No More Funny Show!2013Video documentaryHimself
A Crazy Leo Show2013TV Mini-SeriesHimself
Evolution vs. God: Shaking the Foundations of Faith2013Documentary shortHimself (uncredited)
Star Trek: Secrets of the Universe2013TV MovieHimself (uncredited)
America's Book of Secrets2012-2013TV SeriesHimself
Ancient Aliens2010-2013TV Series documentaryHimself
Video Compilation: Top Ten Best Videos 2007-20122013DocumentaryHimself
The Nazi Gospels2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Science Club2012TV SeriesHimself
The Untold History of the United States2012TV Series documentaryHimself - Physicist
The Final Frontier? A Horizon Guide to the Universe2012TV Movie documentaryHimself
Weird or What?2012TV Series documentaryHimself
Occupy Los Angeles2012DocumentaryHimself
Nova2008-2011TV Series documentaryHimself
Funny Show: Part One2011Video shortHimself
Through the Wormhole2010-2011TV Series documentaryHimself - Theoretical physicist / Himself
Wallace and Gromit's World of Invention2010TV Series documentaryHimself
The Universe2007-2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Theoretical physicist / Himself / Himself - Theoretical Physicist
Extreme Universe2010TV Series documentaryHimself - Theoretical physicist
Hitler's Bodyguard2010TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
Wer hat Angst vor Wilhelm Reich?2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Hitlers Angriff - Wie der zweite Weltkrieg begann2009TV Movie documentaryHimself
Einstein's Phrase: Bowing Low at the Altar of Stupidity - The Blunders in the Physics Research2009Video documentary shortHimself
Professional: Shigoto no ryûgi2009TV Series documentaryHimself
Journey to Palomar, America's First Journey Into Space2008DocumentaryHimself
Horizon2008TV Series documentaryHimself
Elvis: Return to Tupelo2008Video documentaryHimself
Stephen Hawking: Master of the Universe2008TV Series documentaryHimself
The Strangest Dream2008DocumentaryHimself
20 heures le journal2007TV SeriesHimself
Video on Trial2006TV SeriesHimself
Lost Worlds2006TV Series documentaryHimself
Prophets of Science Fiction2006TV Movie documentaryHimself
Neveneffecten2006TV SeriesHimself
Naked Science2005TV Series documentaryHimself
50 y más2005TV MovieHimself
How William Shatner Changed the World2005TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Ritchie Boys2004DocumentaryHimself
Unsere Besten2003TV SeriesHimself - Top 10
Sendung ohne Namen2002TV Series documentaryHimself
Naqoyqatsi2002DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Die Manns - Ein Jahrhundertroman2001TV Mini-SeriesHimself
The Secret KGB Paranormal Files2001TV Movie documentaryHimself
Tesla: Master of Lightning2000TV Movie documentaryHimself
Life and Times2000TV Series documentaryHimself
Viden om1999TV Series documentaryHimself
Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself - #8
Modern Marvels1999TV Series documentaryHimself
The 20th Century: A Moving Visual History1999TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself
On the Brink: Doomsday1997TV Movie documentaryHimself
The Great War and the Shaping of the 20th Century1996TV Mini-SeriesHimself (uncredited)
Enola Gay and the Atomic Bombing of Japan1995Himself (uncredited)
Hitler: A Profile1995TV Mini-Series documentaryHimself (uncredited)
Trinity and Beyond: The Atomic Bomb Movie1995Video documentaryHimself
UFO Diaries1995TV Series documentaryHimself
Hiroshima: Why the Bomb Was Dropped1995TV Movie documentaryHimself (uncredited)
The War of the Worlds: Great Books1994Video documentaryHimself
American Masters1991TV Series documentaryHimself
Murphy Brown1989TV SeriesHimself / opening credits
It's Garry Shandling's Show.1989TV SeriesHimself
The 1930's: Music, Memories & Milestones1988Video documentaryHimself - Honoured at Banquet by G.B. Shaw
American Experience1988TV Series documentaryHimself - Concerned About Bikini Test
Biography1987TV Series documentaryHimself
The Atomic Cafe1982DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
In Search of...1982TV Series documentaryHimself
The Comoedia1981Himself
Der gelbe Stern1981DocumentaryHimself - Giving speech
Hitler, a Career1977DocumentaryHimself
I vsyo-taki ya veryu...1974DocumentaryHimself (uncredited)
Double Headed Eagle: Hitler's Rise to Power 1918-19331973DocumentaryHimself
Ben Gurion Remembers1972DocumentaryHimself
Dieu a choisi Paris1969Himself
Project XX1960TV Series documentaryHimself - Scientist
Mid Century: Half Way to Where?1950Short documentaryHimself
Crusade in Europe1949TV Series documentaryHimself
Der ewige Jude1940DocumentaryEinstein

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1Not everything that counts can be counted, and not everything that can be counted counts.
2Before God, we are equally wise--equally foolish.
3The eternal mystery of the universe is its comprehensibility.
4If A is a success in life, then A equals x plus y plus z. Work is x; y is play; and z is keeping your mouth shut.
5The hardest thing in the world to understand is income tax.
6Education is what remains after one has forgotten everything he learned in school.
7An empty stomach is not a good political adviser.
8If the facts don't fit the theory, change the facts.
9There are only two ways to live your life. One is as though nothing is a miracle. The other is as though everything is a miracle.
10I know not with what weapons World War III will be fought, but World War IV will be fought with sticks and stones.
11Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere.
12Common sense is the collection of prejudices acquired by age 18.
13Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.
14The difference between stupidity and genius is that genius has its limits.
15Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.
16The important thing is not to stop questioning.
17I am a deeply religious nonbeliever. This is a somewhat new kind of religion.
18Great spirits have always encountered violent opposition from mediocre minds.
19[Referring to Mohandas K. Gandhi after Gandhi's assassination] Generations to come, it may be, will scarce believe that such a one as this ever in flesh and blood walked upon this earth!
20[Upon learning of the atomic bombing of Hiroshima] If I had only known, I would have been a locksmith!
21Whoever undertakes to set himself up as a judge of Truth and Knowledge is shipwrecked by the laughter of the gods.
22A photograph never grows old. You and I change, people change all through the months and years but a photograph always remains the same. How nice to look at a photograph of mother or father taken many years ago. You see them as you remember them. But as people live on, they change completely. That is why I think a photograph can be kind.
23in Life magazine, 9 January 1950] The grand aim of all science is to cover the greatest number of empirical facts by logical deduction from the smallest number of hypotheses or axioms.
24[Quoted by Ted Morgan in the book "FDR", Simon & Schuster, 1985] I made one great mistake in my life - when I signed the letter to [President Franklin D. Roosevelt] recommending that atom bombs be made . . . but there was some justification - the danger that the Germans would make them.
25When I examine myself and my methods of thought, I come close to the conclusion that the gift of fantasy has meant more to me than my talent for absorbing positive knowledge.
26I think and think for months and years. Ninety-nine times, the conclusion is false. The hundredth time I am right.
27I assert that the cosmic religious experience is the strongest and the noblest driving force behind scientific research.
28Only two things are infinite, the universe and human stupidity, and I'm not sure about the former.
29As a young man, my fondest dream was to become a geographer. However while working in the customs office I thought deeply about the matter and concluded that it was far too difficult a subject. With some reluctance, I then turned to physics as a substitute.
30There is a race between mankind and the universe. Mankind is trying to build bigger, better, faster, and more foolproof machines. The universe is trying to build bigger, better, and faster fools. So far the universe is winning.
31The pursuit of truth and beauty is a sphere of activity in which we are permitted to remain children all our lives.
32Imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge is limited. Imagination encircles the world.
33The wireless telegraph is not difficult to understand. The ordinary telegraph is like a very long cat. You pull the tail in New York, and it meows in Los Angeles. The wireless is the same, only without the cat.
34If we knew what it was we were doing, it would not be called research, would it?
35The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious.
36I never think of the future. It comes soon enough.
37Few are those who see with their own eyes and feel with their own hearts.
38I do not much believe in education. Each man ought to be his own model, however frightful that may be.
39The secret to creativity is knowing how to hide your sources.
40[giving the most practical, understandable explanation of the Theory of Relativity; how time can expand or contract] You spend 30 minutes with a beautiful girl, it seems like a moment. You spend a moment sitting on a hot stove, it seems like 30 minutes.

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