8 Amazing Things You Might Not Know About Albert Einstein
The vast majority of people when they hear about physics, they automatically think about Albert Einstein. He is one of the scientists who are well-known not only in the western world but also in the eastern world and the Asian continent. His words and quotes are famous till the present day. His name is so big that if you add his name to any random quote, people will take it seriously and try to comprehend the deep meaning in it. But beyond the importance of his figure, there are several things about him that can surprise you.
- HE RELINQUISHED THE GERMAN CITIZENSHIP
He did this in January 1896 because he preferred to be a world citizen rather than a citizen of a country. However, many say that he was trying to evade compulsory military service. This decision was made when he was only 16 years old. He was considered "without any citizenship" until he was nationalised, Swiss.
- THERE WAS ONLY ONE WOMAN IN HIS PHYSICS CLASS AND HE MARRIED HER
Mileva Marić was the only woman who studied physics with Einstein in Zurich. It is said that their relationship began with friendship as they used to sit together to read and study book. Gradually, they fell in love with each other, and the relationship developed.
She was good at physics and mathematics, but she finally abandoned everything to raise her first child with Einstein.
- HE MARRIED TWICE, FIRST TIME WITH MILEVA AND THE SECOND TIME WITH HIS COUSIN
It is said that Albert was still in a relationship with his wife when he fell in love with his cousin. It is not only the scientific paradigm that he broke but also broke more than one heart.
- THERE IS A FILE WITH FBI ON HIM WHICH CONTAIN ALMOST 1427 PAGES
FBI, which means Federal Bureau of Investigation of the United States, in 1933, started exploring his relationships with some organisations of social and placatory types. Finally, the file saw more than 1427 pages filled with the information related to Albert Einstein’s relationships.
- His second child was admitted to one of the psychiatric hospitals
Eduard Einstein is his second son and was very good at music. Until the age of 20, he kept studying medicine to join his desired profession. But this could not happen as he fell prey to a disease called schizophrenia. In the beginning, his mother took care of him. But at a later time, after his mother died, he had to live in the hospital all the time.
- ALBERT EINSTEIN AND HIS AFFAIR WITH A RUSSIAN SPY
It is guessed the name of that Russian spy was Margarita Konenkova and during the investigation by FBI, Einstein was in connection with her. He wrote nine letters to her, and because of these letters, the world came to know about their relationship.
Though, it was not known from the letter that she was a Russian spy. It was suggested in a book written by someone who was considered himself to be an ex-Russian spy. This is a controversial point and is not proved by the historians.
- HIS EX-WIFE MILEVA MARIĆ RECEIVED ALL THE MONEY HE GOT FROM THE NOBLE PRIZE AWARDS
Though he divorced his wife in 1919, he gave all his money to his ex-wife when he won the noble prize in physics in 1921. The reason stated is that she was taking care of all their children as it was promised to him by her.
- ALBERT EINSTEIN ONCE GOT THE CHANCE TO BECOME THE PRESIDENT OF ISRAEL
Various sources suggest this assertion that in 1952, Albert Einstein got the chance to become the president of Israel. It is said that the prime of the minister of Israel during that time sent a letter to Albert in which he expressed his wish to make Albert the president so that he can go on with full freedom to develop the science and technology in his country.
Also, because the prime minister of Israel greatly respected him and his works. It is stated that one reason was the same faith as Albert was a Jew too. If Einstein took that place, he could have taken the development of science and technology of the country ahead and would have achieved, it for the country.
Though this could not happen as he could not accept the proposal but not without feeling touched and moved and expressing so. As a scientist, it was difficult for him to fit in a role of a public executive