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Albert Einstein riding bicycle in front of Ben Meyer’s House in Santa Barbara, California

“Life is like riding a bicycle. To keep your balance, you must keep moving.” — Albert Einstein in a letter to his son Eduard, 1930

Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955) is acclaimed as one of the greatest and smartest scientists of all time. Einstein is famous for a number of reasons including two theories of relativity, and The Nobel Prize in Physics (1921), but perhaps his most well known accomplishment is a very simple mathematical equation: e=mc^2. This is probably the most famous math equation ever written (except maybe 2+2=4); it is extremely simple to understand, yet the implications of it led directly to the atomic bomb and nuclear power.

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 Posted on : September 29, 2009 - Last updated on May 12, 2015

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  1. pickle choy says :

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  3. Kaileigh says :

    Thank You for the info on Albert Einstein I have a book report on him last second I tried to finish it so again thank you and I will definetly recommend it to friends.

  4. Albert is a retracted person and im the first one for 2014 .

  5. […] Albert Einstein- is famous for his theory of relativity; E=mc^2. He also won the Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”. […]

  6. This will help a lot in science

    1. Well girl I dont get it. I’m just a crack head

  7. This was very helpful, thanks

  8. hi,
    i see people flaming a famous genius who’s should get more respect!
    He’s theory’s are proven many times. Hes name is associated with, invention of the atomic bomb and E=MC 2. Even today the scientist are witnessing Einstein’s theory of general relativity at play in a far-flung star system.”

  9. pichoni says :

    ppl, u need to update this shit what i mean is that u need more updated info got that k~later~mrs.pichoni

    1. Thank you for your feed back Mrs Pichoni. There are plans now in progress to update a lot of the existing articles on this site, as well as adding more great stuff and sections. All relating to the great new inventions and technology of this millenium. Our website traffic is growing very fast this year so it’s high time for a big update and revamp. Stay tuned.

  10. i hear that he`s a smart man :)

  11. very useful 😀

  12. Hi, I realy liked your site but Einstein’s theory isn’t true anymore. He said that light was the fastest. Now they’ve found something faster than light, and update your site for more information please! :)

  13. I am doing research on Albert Einstein for a project this site has helped me a lot <3 <3 :) :)

    1. Thanks Isis.
      Come back as I’m updating some more great information about Albert Einstein to these sections soon. In particular his other amazing inventions and projects.
      Good luck with your Einstein project.

  14. what did einstein invent?

    1. pickle choy says :

      he invented theory of relativity and a type of fridge.awesome!

  15. anyone know about Tesla?

    1. If you’re referring to the Serbian-American Nikola Tesla who was an inventor, electrical engineer, mechanical engineer, physicist, and futurist then yes. Famous for his work in the design of alternating current (AC).Tesla is also known for his high-voltage, high-frequency power experiments in New York and Colorado Springs. I’m also intrigued by some of his other alleged power generation inventions including porioducing electricity from cosmic rays.
      Thanks for your question. I will get a page up about some of his more interesting work soon. Would you like that?

  16. i doing a report on albert and i found this very helpful

    1. pickle choy says :

      I kno righ my name is chris and I found it helpful 2

  17. Hi. I am doing a report on Einstein and any information would be very helpful. Thank you!


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  20. Hi my name is Fonda, according to my calculations the theory of e=mc^2 is not true because the square of a letter not a number is not possible to do because of the mathmeticions theary of “shai” shai is the way o calculating things.
    My fish died today:(

    1. pickle choy says :

      I don’t care about ur fish go away if u don’t know about Einstein he rox

    2. Cici busalatchi says :

      It’s called a variable I’m in 6th grade and doing a report on Albert Einstein and you have to replace the letters with numbers. How old are you or are you just really that stupid because I’m in 6th grade, make an A+ in science and I know that.

    3. shut up! so you are saying Albert Einstein as wrong no you are!! so STFU

    4. you are wrong fonda

    5. I don’t think he would appreciate some random person just coming along and trying to correct him. Especially if that person were wrong. You obviously want attention and what does your fish have to do with Einstein???
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    6. Sorry to hear about your fish Fonda :(

    7. UR WRONG HE IS RIGHT!!!! :@

    8. Haha Fonda. Einstein’s formula is in algerbra. Letters are part of algebra as they subsitute numbers. So Einstein stands corrected. :)

  21. hello i love science

  22. Hello, my name is Gregory and I love science and mathematics. I just wanted to insist that my kitty died today:((( RIP

    1. pickle choy says :

      ifeel so sorry for u my dog died recently:( :(

  23. this is so cool.

  24. The reason why he’s famous is much more contributed to the media and political reasons. Back then, the need to counter measuring Nazi and Communists strongly backed a scientist role model for the *western* society, and they chose Einstein becoz, 1st, he’s Jewish, 2. a noble prize winner, 3. an Nazi annex.

    Certainly, he’s genius. But there are way a lot more geniuses and made much more great discoveries than his. But why ain’t they famous? first of all, lots of them worked for Nazi germany, eg. Heisenberg. No one gives a damn about someone who’s affiliated with Nazi so closely, despite IMHO Heisenberg is way more smarter than Einstein.

    Some claim it’s due to his discovery.. which isn’t entirely true. His discovery was great, but the attention he received is beyond he deserved. Myself being a PHD in Physics can tell you that there are way more advanced theories developed by much smarter physicists yet they were dead without much publicity.

    I can certainly give an analogy in computer science field, that Turing receives much more attention than Stephen Cook, despite the later gave the answer to the most difficult mathematical question of the century an answer while the former received all sorts of attention due to 2 main reasons: 1st, he invented 1st computer, 2ndly, that computer was used to decipher Nazi german’s code and help UK won the war.

    This is why I certainly don’t like media very much, they speak of half truth, or distorted reality.

    1. pickle choy says :

      you are such a jerk Einstein rocks u could never beat him so shut up

    2. interesting, i didn’t know that info.

  25. I’m not a science nut, but i am an Einstein fan. Thanks for the post. Didnt know there were TWO theories of relativity?

    Here are three of my all time favorite Einstein quotes…

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