In 1905, while working as a patent clerk in Bern, Switzerland, Einstein had what came to be known as his "Annus Mirabilis" or "miracle year". It wasduring this time that the young physicist obtained his Doctorate degree and published four of his most influential research papers, including the Special Theory of Relativity. From that, the now worldfamous equation "e=mc2" unlocked mysteries of the Universe theretofore unknown.
Ten years later, in 1915, Einstein completed his General Theory of Relativity and in 1921 he was awarded the NobelPrize in Physics (iconic status cemented in 1919 when Arthur Eddington's expedition confirmed Albert Einstein's prediction). It also launched him to international superstardom and his name became ahousehold word synonymous with genius all over the world.
Einstein immigrated to the United States in the autumn of 1933 and took up residence in Princeton, New Jersey and a professorship at theprestigious Institute for Advanced Study. He married Mileva Maric in 1903 and they had a daughter and two sons; their marriage was dissolved in 1919 and in the same year he married his cousin, Elsa Löwenthal,who died in 1936. He died on April 18, 1955 at Princeton, New Jersey.
Today, the practical applications of Einstein's theories include the development of the television, remote control devices,automatic door openers, lasers, and DVD-players. Recognized as TIME magazine's "Person of the Century" in 1999, Einstein's intellect, coupled with his strong passion for social justice and dedication to...