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Albert Einstein

   Albert Einstein was born in Germany on March 14, 1879.  He was not considered to be a bright student in his early years.  But by the age of twelve, he became fascinated by the logic of geometry, and went on to study physics at a university in Switzerland.  He graduated in 1900, and worked as an examiner in the Swiss government's patent office, where he spent many long hours helping to decide which patents should be awarded to inventors.  During this time he earned a doctorate in physics and wrote some of the most revolutionary scientific papers the world had ever seen.

  In 1905, while still working at the patent office, he published four groundbreaking scientific papers.  These papers were of the highest importance to modern science.  No one had made so many scientific contributions in a lifetime, yet Albert Einstein had made them in a single year!  He became a well-respected physicist almost overnight.

  Albert Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics, and he traveled during the next two decades accepting invitations to lecture throughout the world.  Einstein once wrote, "The most incomprehensible thing about the world, is that it is comprehensible."

  He died peacefully in his sleep on April 18, 1955.


Answer the questions below


1. Albert Einstein was a famous 



medical doctor.


2. Einstein became fascinated by the logic of geometry at the age of .


3. He worked in a Swiss government office.


4. Albert Einstein published for groundbreaking scientific papers in the year .


5. Einstein won the 1921 Nobel Prize for  





6. Einstein studied physics at a university in .

7. He traveled for two decades
lecturing throughout the world.

publishing scientific papers.

8. Einstein once wrote, 

"The most incomprehensible thing about the world, is that it is comprehensible."

"The most comprehensible thing about the world, is that it is incomprehensible.".

9. Albert Einstein died on April 18, .



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