A profile of one of the 20th century's most important minds and recognizable faces--his very name a synonym for genius. Born in Germany in 1879, Albert Einstein was a surprisingly poor student, and failed his first entrance exam to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich. We look at the long road to recognition, his brilliant theories, including relativity, his Nobel Prize in Physics, and his lifelong work for and devotion to international peace and world government.
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In 1919, a Solar Eclipse occurred, giving Einstein the ability to prove his Theory of Relativity correct.
The rising threat of the Nazi party forced Einstein to abandon his pacifist principles and write a letter to President Roosevelt that triggered the the Manhattan Project.
With Hitler on the rise, Einstein and his family fled their native Germany and emigrated to America in 1932.
Albert Einstein was a man who rewrote the laws of physics, campaigned for international peace and faced great failures in his personal life.
In 1896, Albert Einstein arrived at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School. Here he discovered the two things that will become major aspects of his life; intellectual freedom and women.
As Joseph McCarthy searched for Communists in America, he set his sights on Albert Einstein. Einstein put his reputation on the line in order to stand up for his political beliefs.
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