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Albert Einstein


  • 112 Mercer Street 08543 Princeton (NJ) (United States of America)
  • Bahnhofstrasse 20 56074 Ulm (Germany)

Nationality: American

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  • Telephone +972-2-6585781
  • Fax +972-2-6586910
  • theoretical physicist
  • mathemathics
  • nobel prize for physics
  • philosopher
  • politician
  • theory of relativity
Work Experiences
12/1932 - 12/1944

Professor of Theoretical Physics


I emigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton (I was formally associated with the Institute for Advanced Study located in Princeton, New Jersey).

I retired from this post in 1945.

After World War II, I collaborated with Dr. Chaim Weizmann in establishing the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

12/1911 - 12/1932

Professor of Theoretical Physics


I returned to Zurich to fill a similar post.

12/1910 - 12/1910

Professor of Theoretical Physics


I became Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague.

12/1908 - 12/1910

Professor Extraordinary


I became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich.

12/1900 - 12/1908

Technical Assistant

Swiss Patent Office

As I was unable to find a teaching post, I accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office.

Education and Training
12/1913 - 12/1913


Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute

In 1914 I was appointed Director of the Kaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute and Professor in the University of Berlin.

12/1895 - 12/1904

Doctor’s degree.

Swiss Federal Polytechnic School– Aarau (Switzerland)

I was trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics.

Personal Skills
Mother tongue(s)
Other language(s)
  • English
Personal skills and competences
I gained numerous awards in recognition of my work, including the Copley Medal of the Royal Society of London in 1925, and the Franklin Medal of the Franklin Institute in 1935.
Communication skills
In 1901 I acquired Swiss citizenship.
In 1914 I became a German citizen and remained in Berlin until 1933 when I renounced my citizenship for political reasons and emigrated to America.
In 1940 I became a United States citizen.
Organisational / managerial skills
During the 1920's I lectured in Europe, America and the Far East and I was awarded Fellowships or Memberships of all the leading scientific academies throughout the world.
Technical skills and competences
At the start of my scientific work, I realized the inadequacies of Newtonian mechanics and my special theory of relativity stemmed from an attempt to reconcile the laws of mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. I dealt with classical problems of statistical mechanics and problems in which they were merged with quantum theory: this led to an explanation of the Brownian movement of molecules. I investigated the thermal properties of light with a low radiation density and my observations laid the foundation of the photon theory of light.
In my early days in Berlin, I postulated that the correct interpretation of the special theory of relativity must also furnish a theory of gravitation and in 1916 I published my paper on the general theory of relativity. During this time I also contributed to the problems of the theory of radiation and statistical mechanics.
In the 1920's, I embarked on the construction of unified field theories, although I continued to work on the probabilistic interpretation of quantum theory, and I persevered with this work in America. I contributed to statistical mechanics by my development of the quantum theory of a monatomic gas and I have also accomplished valuable work in connection with atomic transition probabilities and relativistic cosmology.
After my retirement I continued to work towards the unification of the basic concepts of physics, taking the opposite approach, geometrization, to the majority of physicists.
(From Nobel Lectures, Physics 1901-1921, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1967 )
Artistic skills and competences
Music played an important part in my life. I married Mileva Maric in 1903 and we had a daughter and two sons; the marriage was dissolved in 1919 and in the same yearI married my cousin, Elsa Löwenthal, who died in 1936.
Other skills and competences
In 1916 I published my paper on the general theory of relativity.

My more important works include Special Theory of Relativity (1905), Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950), General Theory of Relativity (1916), Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926), and The Evolution of Physics (1938). Among my non-scientific works, About Zionism (1930), Why War? (1933), My Philosophy (1934), and Out of My Later Years (1950) are perhaps the most important.
Additional information

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