A Truly Beautiful Mind Class 9 English Notes | StudyTution

Introduction

This lesson gives us a brief life history of a great scientist — Albert Einstein. As a child, he had no signs of greatness .His mother thought that he was a freak. When he started speaking, he spoke everything twice. He was boring for other children .So he played by himself much of the time. The headmaster told her father that Einstein would never make a success at anything. But later in life, he proved as a scientific genius. In 1915, he published his General Theory of Relativity, which provided a new interpretation of gravity. His work was considered a “scientific revolution.”

Summary

Albert Einstein was born on 14th March, 1879 in the German city of Ulm. His mother thought he was a freak and his head was too large. He didn’t speak until the age of two-and-a-half. When he finally started speaking, he uttered everything twice. He loved mechanical toys and preferred being by himself.

Once the headmaster told his father that he would never make a success at anything. Einstein began learning to play the violin at the age of six. He later became a gifted amateur violinist, maintaining this skill throughout his life.

Einstein hated the school’s regimentation, and often clashed with his teachers. At the age of 15, Einstein felt so stifled there that he left the school for good.

Einstein was highly gifted in mathematics and interested in physics, and after finishing school, he decided to study at a university in Zurich. In 1900, at the age of 21, Albert Einstein was a university graduate and unemployed. He worked as a teaching assistant, gave private lessons and finally secured a job in 1902 as a technical expert in the patent office in Bern.

Albert fell in love with Mileva Maric and wanted to marry her after finishing his studies, but his mother was against it. She thought Mileva was three years older than her son. The pair finally married in January 1903 and had two sons. But a few years later, the marriage faltered. After years of constant fighting, the couple finally divorced in 1919. Einstein married his cousin Elsa the same year.

In 1915, he had published his General Theory of Relativity, which provided a new interpretation of gravity. An eclipse of the sun in 1919 brought proof that it was accurate. His work was considered a “scientific revolution.”

He died in 1955 at the age of 76. He vas known and celebrated as a visionary and world citizen as much as a scientific genius

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