Scientist - Albert Einstein
·Albert Einstein (1879-1955) was a German-born theoretical physicist. He developed the theories of relativity, particle theory and motion of molecules, and…
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Once Upon a Time in War
Albert Einstein receiving US citizenship papers from Judge Phillip Forman, January 1940. In 1933, with Nazism gaining power, Einstein renounced his German citizenship, left the country and eventually ended up the United States. After the Second World War and the Holocaust becoming public knowledge, Einstein refused to have anything to do with Germany.
This Day In History
Happy 135th Birthday, Albert Einstein! (also, Pi Day!) Theoretical physicist Albert Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm Germany. He entered the United States in June of 1935 and filed this declaration of intent to become a citizen in January of 1936. He would become a U.S. citizen in 1940. In 1939 he collaborated with fellow physicist Leo Szilard on a letter regarding advances in nuclear research to President Franklin Roosevelt, which would ultimately lead to the Manhattan project..
Hitler's barbarity against Jews persuaded many scientists and intellectuals to leave Germany, among them Nobel prizewinning physicist Albert Einstein. Here he disembarks in New York on a visit in 1930; when Hitler came to power in 1933, Einstein was teaching in the U.S., and stayed. In 1939, he sent his famous letter of concern to FDR that ultimately led to the atomic bomb project - a letter that the pacifist Einstein later said he wished he had not written.