Albert Einstein, as everyone knows about him, was the biggest mad scientist of the early 20th century. He has many achievements under his name like the theory of relativity, discovery of photons and the connection between mass and energy in the form of E=mc2. He was born in 14 March, 1879 in a German city of Ulm.
When he published
his theory of relativity most of the public couldn’t understand it but they had
fallen in love with this man for one reason or the other. They seemed to love
the idea that his theory was so incomprehensive. As Einstien put it, “now every
coachman and waiter argues about whether or not relativity theory is correct.” According
to one story when Einstein’s theory of relativity was announced, Eddington, an
astronomer who confronted Einstein’s theory was leaving the Royal Society
meeting where it was announced. He was stopped by some fellow scientists who
told him, “There’s rumor that only three of the people in the world understand Einstein’s
theory. You must be one of them.” When the astronomer paused but didn’t say
anything, the other scientist went on, “Don’t be modest Eddington.” Eddington
simply looked at him and said, “Not at all. I was wandering who the third
person might be.”
When Einstein was in
Oxford an American Educator, Abraham Flexner paid him a visit and offered him a
position at his new Institute. It was called the Institute of Advanced Studies.
It was established near Princeton University, although not affiliated with the
school itself. It was designed as a sort of haven where gifted scholars could
work without the pressure of academic demands and teaching duties. In the
course of their discussions, Flexner asked Einstein how much he thought he
should make. Einstein suggested three thousand per year. Flexner was quite
amused because he had more in mind. Flexner told him, “Let Mrs. Einstein and me
arrange it.” When they were done, an annual salary of 15 thousand dollars was
given to the scientist. They were on their way to New Jersey.
One day during a speaking tour, Albert Einstein's driver, who often sat
at the back of the hall during his lectures, remarked that he could
probably give the lecture himself, having heard it so many times. Sure
enough, at the next stop on the tour, Einstein and the driver switched
places, with Einstein sitting at the back in his driver's uniform.