Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein


1879   Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany.

1900   Einstein graduates from the Swiss Polytechnic University in Zurich, Switzerland.

1902   Einstein takes a job as a clerk in the Swiss Patent Office.

1905   Albert Einstein reveals his Theory of Relativity (special relativity).

1905   Albert Einstein publishes the article "On the Electrodynamics of Moving Bodies", in which he introduces special relativity.

1905   The physics journal Annalen der Physik published Albert Einstein's paper "Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?", introducing the equation E=mc².

1905   Albert Einstein's paper, ''Does the Inertia of a Body Depend Upon Its Energy Content?'', is published in the journal "Annalen der Physik". This paper reveals the relationship between energy and mass. This leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula ''E'' = ''mc''².

1916   Albert Einstein publishes his general theory of relativity.

1919   Einstein's theory of general relativity is tested (later confirmed) by Arthur Eddington's observation of a total solar eclipse in Principe and by Andrew Crommelin in Sobral, Ceará, Brazil.

1921   Albert Einstein is awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics for his work with the photoelectric effect.

1930   Patent number US1781541 is awarded to Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd for their invention, the Einstein refrigerator.

1932   German-born Swiss physicist Albert Einstein is granted an American visa.

1933   Albert Einstein, fleeing Nazi Germany, moves to the U.S..

1939   Albert Einstein and Leó Szilárd write a letter to Franklin D. Roosevelt, urging him to begin the Manhattan project to develop a nuclear weapon.