Albert Einstein: Math Genius

Albert Einstein is perhaps the most recognizable name of all scientists and mathematicians.  He is widely considered to be one of the most intelligent people in the world's history, and the name "Einstein" is even routinely used in place of the word "genius." 


  Date of Birth:  3/14/1879 Date of Death:  4/18/1955
  Birthplace:  Ulm, Württemberg, Germany

Einstein was born into a Jewish family in Germany, but he spent time in Italy, Switzerland, and eventually the United States. 


He was married twice. The first time to Mileva Maric in 1903. Together they had two sons and a daughter but their marriage was ended in 1919. That same year Einstein got remarried to Elsa Löwenthal, who was actually his cousin. Elsa died in 1936. Einstein himself passed away on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey, where he was residing at the time.

Einstein's contributions to math and science are immense, physics in particular.  Arguably, his best known achievement is his theory of relativity, and the famous equation E = mc2.

His research served as a foundation for what has become modern day physics. In particular, his ideas changed people's views on time, space and matter.

Einstein's Research

Einstein wrote numerous well-known research papers. Here are a few of the most well-known ones:

  • Special Theory of Relativity (1905)
  • Relativity (English translations, 1920 and 1950)
  • General Theory of Relativity (1916)
  • Investigations on Theory of Brownian Movement (1926)
  • About Zionism (1930)
  • Why War? (1933
  • My Philosophy (1934)
  • The Evolution of Physics (1938)
  • Out of My Later Years (1950)

As you can see, not all of his work is related to science and math. Eistein's later works, My Philosophy and Out of My Later Years are considered to be some of his most important writing.


So do you agree, is Einstein the most famous of all the Famous Math People?


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