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Albert Einstein
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Biography


Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany at March 14, 1879 into a Jewish family. He died at 18.4.1955
He was one of the greatest scientists of the 20th century, and he changed the world of physics by his research of the theory of relativity.

Albert was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. He grew up in Munich.
His parents were Hermann and Pauline (Koch). The family was Jewish but non-observant.
In 1921 he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, and in 1952, he was asked to be Israel's second president but he didn’t take it because he wanted to keep his concentration on the science.

He didn't want people to worship his bones. So he requested to cremate his body after his death.
In addition, he would like to remembered as the person who invented the relativity, but also as human being.

He was a genius.
He was a funny person
He was a practical person
He acted really hard for human rights.
Einstein's theory changed the world. Without his research the whole idea of flight and space travel would not have advanced.



Rationale


I choose to write about Albert Einstein because when I chose famous people as options for my work, he looked the most attractive.
However, Albert Einstein looks to me a really interesting person. He was a funny, smart and friendly person, and also- he was Jewish, what makes him connected to my nationality and my way of life.
Einstein looks to me like the ultimate person to write whole project- about since he's famous, changed the world, there many informative sources about him, which I find fascinating.


ID Card


-Name: Albert Einstein
-Date of Birth: 14.3.1879
-Place of Birth: Ulm, in Baden-Württemberg, Germany
-Date of Death: 18.4.1955
-Name of Parents: Pauline Koch and Hermann Einstein
-What was the person famous for: theoretical physicist who is widely regarded as the greatest scientist of the 20th century He proposed the theory of relativity and also made major contributions to the development of quantum mechanics, statistical mechanics, and cosmology.

Interview


1. Where did you grow up?

-I was born in Ulm, Württemberg, Germany. But In 1880, the family moved to Munich, where my father and my uncle founded a company.

2. Tell me a bit about your family (who were your parents, what did they do?

-The father was Hermann Einstein, a featherbed salesman who later ran an electrochemical works. The mother was Pauline Koch. The family was Jewish (and non-observant).

3. Where did you study? Do you remember something special from there?

-In the secondary school I excelled in mathematics and physics, but not in the other professions. My Latin's teacher said: "this plant will never grow flour".

4. Which connection did have with Israel?

-When I fled Germany I was running from the Nazis. I chose to live in America where I could continue with my research. Later, when the new country was searching for a figure to be the President, they offered it to me, but I refused as I had my work in America.

5. What made you famous?

-Most people know the equation E=MC2 . This is the beginning of the theory of relativity. Basically it's changed the humane perspective about movement and space.

6. How does your theory affect the world we live in?

-Without this theory, the whole research on flight, movement and space travel and the advanced research would suffer.

7. Which prizes did you win?

-In 1921 I was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics, "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for my discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". And in 1952, I was asked to be Israel's second president.

8. Why did you turn down the offer to become Israel's president?

-I wanted to keep my concentration on the science. I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it.

9. Why did you choose to cremate your body after your death?

-I didn't want people were worshiping my bones.

10. How would you like to remembered?

-I would like to remembered as the person who invented the relativity, but also as humane being.


Speech


Ladies and Gentlemen:

Who was Albert Einstein?
He was a genius. He was so smart and so brilliant- people couldn't believe it's possible.
Einstein's theory changed the world. Without his research the whole idea of flight and space travel would not have advanced. His discovery of relativity changed the world of physics, mechanics and all our modern ideas are based on it.
Einstein became on icon not just for his brilliant mind, but also his values that created his special personality.

He acted really hard for human's rights. He hated and fought against every kind of discrimination.
He was a funny person, he was a practical person he was realistic. He was even offered the Israeli presidency but turned it down for the sake of his job.

A funny anecdote was told about his driver. While giving a lecture tour Einstein found himself exhausted. He offered his driver to speak instead of him, knowing that he had heard it a million times already.

The driver was finally asked a difficult question which he had no answer for. He responded:" This is such a basic question that even my driver can answer it, if he may…"

Though Einstein is no longer with us his ideas continue to influence the post modern world we live in.



Reflection:


I learned about Albert Einstein a lot.
I learned what he did and how. And I learned about his personality, and not just about his researching.
The work improved my grammar and vocabulary. I know now more words and how to write the things clearly then in the beginning.
The most of the work I did myself. But there are parts in it when I was stuck, my teacher helped me, and I saw that she can do in 5 minuets what I did in 5 months.
However, the work improved my English, so I'm not complaining.
I enjoyed working on Einstein because he is an interesting person and there are lots of informative sources about him everywhere, so it easy to do about him a whole work.




Bibliography


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3."NobelPrize.org." Albert Einstein The Nobel Prize in Physics 1921 . 26 Mar 2008 http://nobelprize.org/nobel_prizes/physics/laureates/1921/einstein-bio.html.

4. "אלברט איינשטיין." ויקיפדיה, האנציקלופדיה החופשית. 24 מרץ 2008, 11:25 UTC. 24 מרץ 2008, 11:25 <http://he.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=%D7%90%D7%9C%D7%91%D7%A8%D7%98_%D7%90%D7%99%D7%99%D7%A0%D7%A9%D7%98%D7%99%D7%99%D7%9F&oldid=4787954>.