Monday, May 9, 2016

Just Life| An Einstein Encyclopedia

We just received "An Einstein Encyclopedia" by Alice Calaprice. Here are a few facts that I have learned so far while browsing through the book:   

Contrary to popular belief, Einstein was in fact a very good student.

He started playing violin at the age of 6. He named his violin Lina.
He was married twice. First to Mileva Maric and then to his cousin Elsa Lowenthal.  
He received the Noble prize in 1921 and use it to support his first wife and their two sons.
His favorite hobbies were hiking, music, reading, sailing, and writing poetry.
He loved sailing but didn't know how to swim. On his fiftieth birthday, his friends bought him a sailboat.
Albert Einstein migrated to United States after the Nazis took over Germany and he became a U.S citizen on October 1, 1940.
Einstein was an avid reader.  

"Strange is our situation here upon earth. Each of us comes for a short visit, not knowing why, yet sometimes seeming to divine a purpose." Albert Einstein

Signing off until next Monday- Panteha

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