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Albert Einstein 2
By Joris GRANEL

  1. 14/03/1879

    Birth

    "Albert Einstein is born in Ulm, Germany, the first child of Hermann and Pauline Einstein"

  2. June 1894

    Separation

    "The Einstein family moves to Milan, Italy, but Einstein remains in Munich to complete his education at the Luitpold Gymnasium"

  3. 26/10/1895

    Moving to Switzerland

    "After failing the entry exam for the Zurich Po lytechnic, Einstein is accepted to the trade department of the cantonal school in Aarau, Switzerland. He lives with the family of Jost Winteler, a teacher in Aarau"

  4. 28/01/1896

    German citizenship

    "Einstein’s officially renounces his German citizenship"

  5. October 1896

    Zurich Polytechnic

    "Einstein begins studying at the Zurich Polytechnic in a teachers’ training program"

  6. 17/03/1905

    Quantum theory

    "Einstein completes his paper on quantum theory"

  7. 28/09/1905

    Beginning of relativity

    "Einstein’s paper on the special theory of relativity is published in the Annalen der Physik"

  8. 15/01/1906

    Doctorate

    "Einstein receives his doctorate from the University of Zurich"

  9. August 1912

    General relativity

    "Einstein begins collaborating with Marcel Grossman about the general theory of relativity"

  10. 06/11/1919

    Theory confirmation

    "A solar eclipse has allowed scientists to observe phenomena predicted by Einstein’s general relativity theory, and news of the theory’s confirmation is announced at a ceremonial meeting of the Royal Society of London. Einstein becomes famous"

  11. 09/11/1922

    Nobel Prize

    "Einstein wins the Nobel Prize for his work on quantum theory"

  12. 17/10/1933

    Moving to USA

    "Einstein moves to the United States with his wife and his secretary Helen Dukas"

  13. 1936

    Elsa’s death

    "Albert Einstein’s second wife Elsa dies of sudden illness"

  14. 02/08/1939

    The letter

    "Einstein signs a letter to President Franklin D. Roosevelt urging the acceleration of atomic bomb development"

  15. 18/04/1955

    Death of a genius

    "Einstein dies in New Jersey. His body is cremated and his papers turned over to the Hebrew University in Jerusalem"

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