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Albert EinsteinProfessor, Department of PhysicsNobel Laureate


  • PhDUniversity of Zurich1905
  • MEdSwiss Federal Institute of Technology1901
  • MAETH Zürich1900


  • Theory of Relativity
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Mass–energy equivalence (E = mc2)


  • On November 12, 1913, Einstein was granted full membership in the Prussian Academy of Sciences. On March 28, 1933, he resigned membership, explaining in a letter to the academy that he did not want to be associated with the Prussian government of the time.
  • On November 12, 1919, the University of Rostock awarded an honorary doctorate of medicine (Dr. med. h.c.) to Einstein. 
  • In 1925 the Royal Society awarded Einstein the Copley Medal.
  • In 1929, Max Planck presented Einstein with the Max Planck medal of the German Physical Society in Berlin, for extraordinary achievements in theoretical physics.
  • In 1931, he received the Prix Jules Janssen, In 1934 Einstein gave the Josiah Willard Gibbs lecture.
  • In 1936, Einstein was awarded the Franklin Institute's Franklin Medal for his extensive work on relativity and the photo-electric effect.
  • The International Union of Pure and Applied Physics named 2005 the "World Year of Physics" in commemoration of the 100th anniversary of the publication of the annus mirabilis papers.


Insanity: doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.

Imagination is more important than knowledge.

Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the universe.