Albert Einstein was born at Ulm, in Württemberg, Germany, on March 14, 1879. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, theymoved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in 1896 he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In1901, the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. In 1905 heobtained his doctor's degree.
During his stay at the Patent Office, and in his spare time, he produced much of his remarkable work and in 1908 he was appointed Privatdozent in Berne. In 1909 hebecame Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, in 1911 Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post. In 1914 he was appointed Director of theKaiser Wilhelm Physical Institute and Professor in the University of Berlin. He became a German citizen in 1914 and remained in Berlin until 1933 when he renounced his citizenship for political reasonsand emigrated to America to take the position of Professor of Theoretical Physics at Princeton*. He became a United States citizen in 1940 and retired from his post in 1945.
Albert Einstein nació enUlm, en Württemberg, Alemania, el 14 de marzo de 1879. Seis semanas más tarde la familia se trasladó a Munich, donde más tarde comenzó sus estudios en el Gymnasium Luitpold. Más tarde, se trasladarona Italia y Albert continuó su educación en Aarau, Suiza y en 1896 ingresó en la Escuela Politécnica Federal de Suiza en Zurich para ser entrenado como un profesor de física y matemáticas. En 1901,año en que obtuvo su diploma, adquirió la ciudadanía suiza y, como él era incapaz de encontrar un puesto de profesor, él aceptó una posición como asistente técnico en la Oficina Suiza de Patentes. En...
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