March is the birth month of probably one of the most famous scientists, therefore Mr March goes to the one and only…
Born: March 14 1879
Died: April 18 1955
Noted for: Theoretical Physicist and one of the most famous scientists out there.
Why scientist of the month?
I could be here forever writing about how great a physicist Einstein was so I’ll try and keep this short and sweet.
- At 16, Einstein is said to have failed an exam that would have let him train to become an electrical engineer.
- He also failed his university entrance exam and had to retake a year later.
- In 1905, Einstein got his Ph.D and wrote a paper on the topic now called the special theory of relativity.
- Aside from being a fantastic scientist he also played the violin!
- He had an IQ of 160 that’s the same as Stephen Hawking
- He won his Nobel prize in Physics in 1921, it was not for relativity and was actually for his work in photoelectric effect.
- The Nobel prize money ended up going to his ex-wife as a divorce settlement.
- Galileo Galilei was apparently his favourite scientist.
It can be sure that he has inspired many generations of scientist’s, what I’ve learnt most from him as that you don’t have to succeed the first time you just have to keep trying. To conclude I had to put in my favourite quote of Einstein’s:
“Imagination is more important than knowledge.”