Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein was a Nobel Prize-winning physicist who changed the way we think about our world and our Universe. His theories of relativity revolutionized our understanding of energy, matter, motion, time, and space. Einstein's studies ranged from the smallest scale (atoms and molecules) to the largest (all motion of the Universe).

Date of Birth: March 14, 1879
Date of Death: April 18, 1955
Hometown: Ulm, Germany; also lived in Switzerland and the United States
Position: physicist
Education: Federal Institute of Technology (Zurich), University of Zurich (Ph.D.)
Known for: theories of relativity; contributing more than any other scientist to our understanding of physical reality; social activism

Image credits: main image: courtesy of AMNH Department of Library Services 281479; courtesy of the Albert Einstein Archives, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Israel.