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Albert Einstein
Thanks to his theory of relativity, Albert Einstein became the most famous scientist of the 20th century. In 1905, while working in a Swiss patent office, Albert Einstein published a paper proposing a "special theory of relativity," a groundbreaking notion which laid the foundation for much of modern physics theory. (The theory included his famous equation E=mc² -- that is, energy is equal to mass times the speed of light squared.) Einstein's work had a profound impact on everything from quantum More »
Born: March 14, 1879 (Ulm, Germany)

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Albert Einstein (14 March 1879 – 18 April 1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. .... At the age of 8, he was transferred to the Luitpold Gymnasium (now known as the Albert Einstein Gymnasium), where he received advanced primary and secondary school education until he left the German Empire seven years later.

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Einstein was 15 when he quit school in Germany. He then entered a technology institution where he started to learn physics.

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Jul 22, 1996 ... During his school years he showed no special aptitude because of his ... without any academic connections, Einstein published, at the age of ...

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15 Notable People Who Dropped Out of School ... He became a self-made multimillionaire and won a Congressional Gold Medal. Edison got a late start in his ...

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Albert Einstein - These 15 notable people achieved success in life even after ... Although he was named Time magazine's "Man of the Century," Albert ... to quantum theory and statistical mechanics, dropped out of high school at age 15.

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Was Albert Einstein really a poor student, did he almost become the ... who are fully conscious of the supreme significance of your labors,” Einstein ... Then, when he took the entrance examination for a polytechnic school in Zurich, he flunked.

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Oct 26, 2015 ... Einstein's groundbreaking scientific ideas made his name a synonym for genius, but he was also famous for his pacifist views and support of the civil rights ... The future Nobel Laureate dropped out of school at age 15 and left ...

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Jun 23, 2004 ... First, Einstein did not win the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his work on Relativity. ... At the age of 7, he started school in Munich. At the age of ...

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At the age of five, Albert Einstein becomes fascinated by his father's pocket compass, ... He fails the test, forcing him to attend one final year of high school in the ...