Albert Einstein 2 Essay

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Albert Einstein 2


'The search for truth is more precious than its possession';

Albert Einstein, also known as 'The Father of The Nuclear Age,'; perhaps one of the most
brilliant minds ever to exist was a very quiet man.

'Einstein's Theory of Relativity revolutionized scientific brought with new conceptions of
time, space, mass, motion, and gravitation'; (Unknown, World Book Inc.)


Albert Einstein contributed more than any other scientist to the modern vision of physical
reality. His theory of relativity is held as human thought of the highest quality.
(http://www-history.mcs.st-andrews.ac.uk/history/Mathematicians/Einstein.html)


Interested in human affairs and was one of the first supporters of a World Government, and
had great compassion for people who were politically oppressed or economically oppressed.
He was also fond of classical music, and was a great player of the violin. He was born to
Hermann and Paulina Koch Einstein on March 14, 1879 in Ulm, W├╝rttemberg Germany. As a
young boy at the age of five his father Hermann, showed him a little pocket compass.
Einstein was deeply impressed by the mysterious behavior of the compass, because it always
pointed at the same direction no matter what direction he was holding the compass itself.
He later said 'something deeply hidden had to be behind things.'; He attended public
school in Munich, Germany and also in Aarau, Switzerland. Later Einstein Studied
mathematics and physics at the Swiss Polytechnic institute in Zurich. From 1902 until
1909, Einstein worked as an examiner at the Swiss Patent Office in Bern. This job gave him
much time for scientific research. Einstein became a Swiss Citizen in 1905. In 1933 while
visiting the U.S. and England, Nazi Germany took seize of Einstein's property and deprived
his of his citizenship. Einstein on the other hand had been invited to study at Princeton,
NJ at the Institute for Advanced Study. Einstein gladly accepted the invitation and lived
there until his death in 1955. His influential letter to President Roosevelt on August 2,
1939 started the Manhattan Project and through this project, without his influence many
more Allied Power lives would have been lost in WWII


Albert Einstein's study of Physics and Mathematics was ingenious. Although I do not know
much about the great mathematicians of the 20th century, I feel as if Albert Einstein
contributed most to modern math than any other modern mathematician that I know of. His
study of Physics and the progress he made in the understanding of physics gave him
world-renowned attention. In 1922 he won the Nobel Peace Prize in Physics giving
furthermore recognition. Einstein also won medals such as the Gold Medal, Copley Medal of
the Royal Society, and the Barnard Medal. Albert Einstein's explanation of physics also
gained him a lot of influence in the world of physics and of military personal because of
the potentials of nuclear energy that were being explored. Einstein's work in the field of
physics helped explain atomic physics such as his most famous theory, 'The Theory of
Relativity.'; His findings on the theory of relativity (E=mc^2) helped show the potential
of nuclear energy. With all of his findings and his own personal feelings on WWII Einstein
felt he needed tell President Roosevelt about the potentials of a Nuclear Bomb and how the
Germans were working on a bomb using Nuclear Energy.


In the year 1939, Einstein and several other physicist worked together to write a letter
to President Roosevelt about the need to start a nuclear program. Only Einstein's
signature was on the letter showing that to me that he was the only person bold enough to
stand up for what he believed in firmly, just like John Hancock and his famous signature
in the Declaration of Independence. Einstein's Letters to Roosevelt whom he sent stated,


(Partial Letter One)
Sir:

Some recent work by E.Fermi and L. Szilard, which has been communicated to me in
manuscript, leads me to expect that the element uranium may be turned into a new and
important source of energy in the immediate future. Certain aspects of the situation which
has arisen seem to call for watchfulness and, if necessary, quick action on the part of
the Administration. I believe therefore that it is my duty to bring

to your attention the following facts and recommendations: In the course of the last four
months it has been made probable -through the work of Joliot in France as well as Fermi
and Szilard in

America - that it may become possible to set up a nuclear chain reaction in a large mass
of uranium, by which vast amounts of power and large quantities of new radium-like
elements would be generated. Now it appears almost certain that this could be achieved in
the immediate future. This new phenomenon would also lead to the construction of bombs,
and it is conceivable - though much less certain - that extremely powerful bombs of a new
type may thus be constructed. A single bomb of this type, carried by boat and exploded in
a port, might very well destroy the whole port together with some of the surrounding
territory. However, such bombs might very well prove to be too heavy for transportation by
air.


(Partial Letter Two)
Since the outbreak of the war, interest in uranium has intensified in Germany. I have now
learned that research there is carried out in great secrecy and that it has been extended
to another of the Kaiser Wilhelm Institutes, the Institute of Physics.(Albert Einstein,
Ronald W. Clark. Einstein)
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