October 24, 2019
Albert Einstein and His Famous Formula
On the day in 1933, Albert Einstein arrived in America where he soon began work at Princeton University. Einstein was the greatest scientist of the 20th century and one of the greatest scientists of all time. He came up with many new ideas that changed the way we think about time, space, distance, and light.
Einstein’s most famous formula was one you’ll be hearing about for the rest of your life. When Professor Einstein wrote that formula on his blackboard, it probably looked something like this:
To pronounce the formula, you say, “E equals M C squared,” So what does it mean? It means that a lot of energy is stored up in a very small amount of stuff. This simple formula unlocked the secret of nuclear power and changed the world forever. And it was discovered by a very smart man who spent his final in Princeton, New Jersey.
About the Daily Ryder
Quotes from Albert Einstein
“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”
“Try not to become a person of success but rather try to be a person of value.”
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”
“Only a life lived for others is a life worthwhile.”
“Everything should be made as simple as possible, but not simpler.”
About New Jersey
It’s a Fact: Albert Einstein was born in Germany but moved to the United States in 1933. For the rest of his life, he worked at the Institute of Advanced Studies in Princeton, New Jersey.
It’s a Fact: Princeton, New Jersey is also home to one of America’s great universities that is called, not surprisingly, Princeton.
It’s a Fact: The capital of New Jersey is Trenton.
It’s a Fact: The city in New Jersey with the most people is Newark. Newark is less than ten miles from New York City.
It’s a Fact: The abbreviation for New Jersey is NJ.
Fun Fact: In 1905, Einstein wrote four papers, each of which probably should have earned him a Nobel prize. His discoveries during that year were so amazing that scientists now have a name for the year 1905. They call it Einstein’s “Annus Mirabilis,” which is Latin for “Extraordinary Year.”
Fun Fact: Einstein is responsible for the famous “Theory of Relativity.” Technically, that theory has two parts: the Special Theory of Relativity (which came first), and the General Theory of Relativity (which Einstein considered his most important achievement).
Fun Fact: Although he probably should have won four or five Nobel prizes, Albert Einstein was only given one, which he received 1921.
Fun Fact: Today, if a person is called an “Einstein, it’s a compliment because it means that person is a genius.