Timeline Description: Albert Einstein was one of the worlds' great thinkers. He came up with many of the theories we know today are facts-like how gravity works. This is a timeline of the big moments in his life.
Albert was born in Ulm, Germany. The family moved to Munich when Albert was one year old.
When Albert was five he was given a compass by his father. He was fascinated by it and how it worked.
|1889||He met Max Talmud
Max introduced Albert to math and science. Albert was ten years old.
|1894||Albert finishes school
Albert finished his schooling in Munich with medical training. He moved to Milan with his family.
|1895||Goes to school in Switzerland
Albert moved to Switzerland at 16 years old to attend Aarau Cantonal School.
|1896||Top of the class
Albert graduates at the top of his class. He was a year younger than the other students.
Albert slacked off in further schooling, even after doing so well. Because of this he had a hard time finding a good job.
|1902||The patent office
Albert Einstein got a job in the patent office. He used his understanding of math and science in his new position, and it made him happy.
|1905||Submits his first paper
Einstein submitted his first paper on his theory of thermodynamics. It was the first of many.
|1909||A new job
After working at the patent office and writing his theories, Einstein got a job teaching theoretical physics at the University of Zurich.
|1911||Attends physics conference
He was given an invitation to the first-ever world physics conference. He was the youngest physicist there.
|1913||Theory of gravity
He believed science's understanding of gravity was wrong, and he worked on a new theory which he would later test with a solar eclipse.
|1919||Einstein is famous
After publishing his Theory of Relativity and correctly predicting the effects of a solar eclipse, Einstein's name went around the world.
Einstein was awarded his first Nobel Prize. He was on his way to Japan when he got the news.
He visited America for the first time because he feared the rising Nazi party in Germany.
World War II ended and Einstein continued his research. He made advances in heat, gravity, and relativity, and he published over 300 scientific reports.
Albert Einstein died in April of heart failure.
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