"Anyone who has never made a mistake has never tried anything new."
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When he was young, Einstein had difficulty speaking. Some people thought this was because he wasn't clever. But he actually did very well in some subjects.
When he was 15, his family moved to Italy. Einstein stayed at school in Munich, but later moved to join them. He applied to a prestigious university in Switzerland, but he failed the entrance exam. He got in when he was 17, after finishing secondary school.
In 1905, Einstein turned 26. This is known as his 'miracle year' He wrote the scientific papers that made him famous. The first was on light and it earned him a PhD from a Swiss university.
The second paper was the beginning of the theory that Einstein is famous for - the General Theory of Relativity. The theory - which a lot of people know as E = MC2 - said that the speed of light was always the same. It also established that energy and mass were the same thing.
Einstein did not finish working on his theory of relativity until 1915. When he won the Nobel Prize for physics in 1921, he won it for his earlier work on light.
Einstein and the second world war
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A man of principle
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Einstein had strong opinions about the state of the world. He was concerned about the power of , and worried it would take of many people. He also thought there would always be wars as long as there were countries. After the second world war, he wanted a world government to be formed so that other countries would not have control of the atomic bomb. He said he did not know how the third world war would be fought, but he knew how the fourth one would - 'with rocks'. After the first president of Israel died in 1952, the government asked him to be president. He turned it down. But he agreed with the of Israel, which was set up for the Jews in after the second world war.
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1 Einstein passed his university entrance exams the first time he took them.
2 Einstein's first real job was as a secondary school teacher.
3 Einstein came up with his first scientific theories while working in a patent office.
4 Einstein invented the atomic bomb.