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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.

Bright Ideas

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.”

Nifty Fifty

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.

More Fun Facts
Fun Fact: If Albert Einstein hadn’t been a scientist, he might have been a musician because he loved to play the violin.

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. 

Questions and Answers
Just for fun,
see if you can answer these questions.
Did Albert Einstein live in Princeton, New Jersey or Newark, New Jersey?
He lived in Princeton, New Jersey, which is also the home of Princeton University.
How many Nobel Prizes did Albert Einstein win?
He only won one Nobel Prize, but he should have won weveral more of them.
What instrument did Albert Einstein like to play?
The violin.
What's the capital of New Jersey?
Trenton.
Today's Ryder Riddle
Here's a riddle for you:
Why did the scientist take out his doorbell?
He wanted to win the no-bell prize!
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