Albert Einstein

Here we listed out important facts about 20th Century top scientist Albert Einstein, with his Biography, Profile, Facts, Timeline, Awards, Achievement, etc.,

Albert Einstein was a  theoretical physicist. He developed the theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics alongside quantum mechanics. He born in Germany. Einstein is best known in popular culture for his mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2.

Born: 14 March 1879
Birth Place: Ulm, Germany
Died: 18 April 1955
Death Place: Princeton, New Jersey, United States
Influenced: Satyendra Nath Bose, Wolfgang Pauli, Leo Szilard, more
Education: University of Zurich (1905), ETH Zurich (1896–1901), more
Notable awards: Barnard Medal (1920)
Nobel Prize in Physics (1921)
Matteucci Medal (1921)
ForMemRS (1921)
Copley Medal (1925)
Gold Medal of the Royal Astronomical Society (1926)
Max Planck Medal (1929)
Time Person of the Century (1999)
Spouse: Mileva Marić (1903–1919), Elsa Löwenthal (1919–1936)
Children: Lieserl, Hans Albert, Eduard Tete

 

  • Albert Einstein was born into a Jewish family and had a lifelong respect for his Jewish heritage.
  • Around Einstein was eleven years old he went through an intense religious phase, during which time he followed Jewish religious precepts in details, including abstaining from eating pork. During this time he composed several songs in honour of God.
  • Burt during most of his life Einstein was not a practicing Jew.
  • Einstein was opposed to atheism. Various sources refer to him as a mostly non-practicing Jew, an agnostic, or simply as a person with an idiosyncratic personal worldview.
  • Einstein had a positive attitude toward religion, he was not active during adulthood in any organized religious group. It seems that as an adult he was only once a dues-paying member of a Jewish Congregation.
  • He wrote of his belief in a noble “cosmic religious feeling’ that enables scientists to advance human knowledge. One of Einstein’s most famous quotes on the subject of science and religion is , “Science without religion is lame, religion without science is blind.  ‘I want to know how God created this world, I am not interested in this or that phenomenon, in the spectrum of this or that element.  I want to know His thoughts, the rest are details’.  Einstein’s famous epithet on the ‘uncertainty principle’ was ‘God does not play dice’.”
  • In a letter to V.T. Aaltonen (7 May, 1952), Einstein explained his opinion that belief in a personal God is better than atheism.  Einstein said, “Mere unbelief in a personal God is no philosophy at all.”
  • In a letter to Hans Muehsam (30 March, 1954), Einstein said, “I am a deeply religious nonbeliever …..This is a somewhat new kind of religion.”
  • In a letter to M. Berkowitz (25 October, 1950), Einstein said, “My position concerning God is that of an agnostic. I am convinced that a vivid consciousness of the primary importance of moral principles for the betterment and ennoblement of life does not need the idea of a law-giver who works on the basis of reward and punishment”.
  • In a letter to an Iowa student who asked, What is God? (July, 1953), Einstein said, “To assume the existence of an unperceivable being…..does not facilitate understanding the orderliness we find in the perceivable world.”

20th Century top scientist Albert Einstein

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