A Blast from the Past: Albert Einstein
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A Blast from the Past: Albert Einstein
Of all the scientists to emerge from the nineteenth and twentieth centuries there is one whose name is known by almost all living people. While most of these do not understand this mans work, everyone knows that his impact on the world is astonishing.
Yes, many people have heard of Albert Einsteins General Theory of Relativity, but few people know about the intriguing life that led this scientist to discover what some have called The Greatest Single achievement of human thought!
JB: So here with us today is Alert Einstein, So Albert... do you mind me asking you to tell us a little about your childhood?
Einstein: No not at all, lets see here... I was born in Ulm, Germany on March 14th of 1874. I was raised mostly in Munich, Germany. One very odd thing that my mother told me was that I didn't speak until I was three years old. My father owned a small electrochemical shop, once it failed in 1890 then my dad moved us to Million, Italy.
JB: I understand that in you’re attempt to attend Princeton you failed the entrance exam, then once you studied you attended anther school instead. what was that all about? Can you tell us?
Einstein: Um. O.K. Yes, as a matter of fact I did fail the Mathematical Portion of the exam. I found anther college near by, I attempted to attend I was accepted. This new place was named the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. This new college was located in Zurich, Italy. In 1896 I started my freshman year of college. Even though I commonly missed classes due to me testing theories, and such. I passed all my examinations with the reviewing of my friends' notes; thus I graduated in 1900
JB: According to my sources you became a naturalized Swiss citizen in 1901. Can you tell us why you became a Naturalized Swiss Citizen?
Einstein: The main reason for me becoming a naturalized citizen, was because in order for me to be accepted in society, and to vote also.
JB: Once you graduated from college, what did you do for money, and a place to stay?
Einstein: Well after my graduation a friend of mine told me that there was an opening for a Technician Assistant. I seized the opportunity; there I made a decent living. Saving my money as I went had enough money to pay the bills also enough to fund my scientific experiments.
JB: Albert. Do you mind if we head into your personal life?
Einstein: What do you mean my personal life?
JB: Well for an example has you ever been married, did you ever have any children, etc.?
Einstein: No I don’t mind all. Um. I was married once to my college sweet heart Mileva Maric we saw each other for a while, and we finally decided that we were ready to marry we married in 1903, we had family and friends attend our wedding. We had 2 children one boy, and one girl. We were married for 16 years until we finally decided to call it quits. After our divorce I met a nice lady named Elsa Lawenthal, we eventually married after we were married for a couple of years we found out that she was my 2nd cousin.
Gasps from the audience (ahhhhhh)
JB: Albert why did you continue to stay married to Elsa? Weren't you kind of discussed of this new knowledge?
Einstein: Well back when we were married that kind of thing happened all the time, so it was not frowned upon. And we had feelings for each other. We loved each other.
JB: Excuse me for asking, but our sources tell us tat you and your family moved. Why did you move?
Einstein: Its ok. Yes as a matter of fact we did move, we moved to Berlin so that I could continue my studies in around 1914. My new job I had gotten was on a post at the Russian Academy of Sciences. This moved effected my family terribly, and it was one of the main causes of our divorce in 1919. After our divorce I was so very lonely and I met a young lady, we liked each other we married and the Lady was my 2nd wife which we latter found out that she as my 2nd cousin.
JB: Albert do you think that you could tell us (the audience) about some of your famous publications may be some famous quotes also? If possible, also some major achievements.
Einstein: Sure, um… well in 1905 I published three of my very famous papers; my Special Theory of Relativity, my paper on Brownian motion, and finally my paper of the Quantum of Light and Sound. I cannot