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Nobel Prize winning Scientist

  • Adolf Hitler came to power when Albert Einstein was on way to the United States of America in 1933. He did not return back to Germany despite working as a professor at the Berlin Academy of Sciences.
  • During World War II, Einstein alerted President Franklin D. Roosevelt Germany might be developing an atomic weapon.
  • Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers along with over 150 non-scientific works.
  • His mass–energy equivalence formula E = mc2 is considered the "the world's most famous equation".
  • He won the 1921 Nobel Prize for Physics for his work on solar energy and photovoltaics. He actually received the award in year 1922.
  • Much of the money earned by Einstein by way of Nobel Prize was lost in the Great Depression.
  • Einstein visited New York City for the first time on 2 April 1921 upon the invitation of the Mayor.
  • Einstein visited Palestine for 12 days in what would become his only visit to that region.
  • Einstein became an American Citizen in 1940.
  • During the Autopsy, the pathologist of Princeton Hospital, Thomas Stoltz Harvey, removed Einstein's Brain for preservation, without the permission of his family, in hope that the neuroscience of the future would be able to discover what made Einstein so intelligent.
  • The chemical element 99, Einsteinium, was named for him in August 1955, four months after Einstein's death.
  • An internal bleeding caused by the rupture of an abdominal aortic aneurysm on April 17, 1955 is believed to be the cause of his death. Einstein refused surgery and died the next day having worked till the end.
  • His remains were cremated and his ashes were scattered at an undisclosed location.

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