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Question: What two aspects of his life did Albert most appreciate?
Correct Answer Albert loved taking walks around town. His walks gave him
"think" time and he was able to relax with the world. Albert also received his love of music from his mother. Albert never gave up his violin. Even when he finally became too old to play it, he would sit and listen to records of his recorded music.
Question: What gift did Albert recieve from his father when he was 5-years-old?
Correct Answer Albert's father gave him a compass while he was sick in bed fighting a cold. The compass truly changed Albert's life because it started his curiosity in the unknown. Albert could not understand why the compass always faced North. He thought it was some unseen force field and it sparked his want to know more.
Question: Einstein summed up the special theory of relativity in a magazine review a few years later with the now legendary equation E=mc2. How does this translate?
Correct Answer Mass contains enormous amounts of energy. Marie Curie discovered that one-ounce of radium emitted 4000 calories/hour indefinitely. E=mc2 would be the base of the discovery of how the sun and stars radiate light and heat for billions of years - and much to Einsteinís horror, the atomic bomb.
Question: What did Einstein win a Nobel Prize for in 1922, 17 years after relativity was first published?
Correct Answer There were many reasons why a Nobel Prize wasn't awarded to Einstein for so long and not for relativity. Relativity was very controversial and it was theoretical. It could not be proven. Add to the equasion that the judges didn't fully understand it. Also, there was a large 'anti-Einstein' movement headed by the anti-semitic and later nazi supporter Philip Lenard who had influence on the panel. By 1922 Einstein had the overwhelming support of the science community. The Nobel judges finally capitulated after pressure by the science world and awarded Einstein a services award based on the work he did with the photoelectric effect. (They were still playing it safe.)
Question: In 1905, the final jigsaw pieces of the special theory of relativity came to Einstein where?
Correct Answer Einstein is quoted as saying this about the discovery: "A storm broke loose in my mind and with it came the answers." A friend had later said: "He has tapped into gods' thoughts and tuned into the master plan for the universe."
Question: Polytechnic classmate and lifelong friend Marcel Grossman, used his father's influence to get Einstein a job in which countries patent office?
Correct Answer This position was a saviour for the now 23-year-old Einstein who had failed to get a permanent teaching or academic position after graduation. He was completely penniless. The job also allowed Einstein the time to develop his theories.
Question: Einstein could not grasp which of these elementary school subjects, leading him into a mini depression?
Correct Answer At the time the young Albert had already taught himself Latin, advanced Mathematics and had discovered a love for geometry. In later life he announced the discovery of Euclid as a great delight in his life. He refers to a book on Euclidean geometry as 'holy.'