Albert Einstein was born at in Württemberg, Germany on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later he and his family moved to Munich, where he began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Not long after, they moved to Italy and Albert kept up with his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be taught to become a teacher in physics and mathematics. In 1901, the year he got his diploma and he achieved the Swiss citizenship and was unable to find a teaching position. He was forced to settle as a technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. In 1905 he received his doctor's degree.
While he was at the Patent Office, he made much of his miraculous work and in 1908 he was assigned Privatdozent in Berne. In 1909 he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post. In 1914 he was elected Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute and Professor in the University of Berlin. He became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasons and immigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945.
After World War II, Einstein was a leading figure in the World Government Movement, he was offered the Presidency of the State of Israel, which he didn’t approve of, and he worked with Dr. Chaim Weizmann in making the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.
Einstein always seemed to have a clear view of the problems of physics and the determination to solve them. He had a strategy of his own and was able to see the main stages on the way to his goal. He regarded his major achievements as small steps for the...