Birth date of Albert Einstein
20th century genius Albert Einstein was born in Germany. A reportedly poor student in childhood, Einstein dazzled the academic community once he received his doctorate in 1905. He toured European schools as a math and physics professor, and settled in Berlin. In 1921, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. When the Nazi regime came to power, Einstein revoked his German citizenship and immigrated to the United States. He was appointed Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton University, gained US citizenship in 1940 and retired in 1945. During World War II, Einstein became one of the most consulted men in the world, lending his thoughts on topics like nuclear warfare to President F.D. Roosevelt. Following the war, he became a leader in the World Government Movement, advocating the foundation of the United Nations and preaching universal human liberties. He was invited to become the second president of newly formed Israel, but declined. As he urged us to “never stop questioning,” his signature hairdo and lovable personality made him one of the most recognizable men in America. He died in 1955 in Princeton.
What do you think Einstein meant when he instructed us “not to stop questioning?” What do you think is the meaning of a genius?