Write the summary of “A truly beautiful mind”.


Snehal, Subject matter expert at Edumarz

‘A Truly Beautiful Mind’ is a short biography of a great scientist, Albert Einstein, that demonstrates his interests in Physics and Mathematics. He was born in the city Ulma, Germany on 14th March 1879. He was unable to talk until he turned two-and-a-half years old. Later on when he commenced talking, he used to repeat every word twice. He had an abnormally large head. According to his mother, his choices and interests were a bit peculiar. In his childhood, Einstein was very fond of  mechanical toys and he even made inquiries about the wheels like a toy when his younger sister, Maja, was born.

          His school teacher considered young Albert a lunatic and told his father that he will never be able to achieve anything because of his uncertainty. When he was six years old, he started playing violin because of his mother’s insistence and soon became a skilled violinist. By the time he turned fifteen, he started feeling unhandy with the school’s governance and decided to leave it for some good alternatives. 


          Einstein continued his education in German-speaking Switzerland when his parents shifted to Milan and he was left with his relatives. After completing schooling, he received admission at a University in Zurich. His major focus was on Physics and Mathematics, so he decided to pursue a career in these two domains. He felt that the atmosphere of University is unbiased in recognising abstractions of new ideas and concepts. In 1902, he focused on his main idea and started working on the ‘Theory of Relativity’. At the University, he came across a fellow student, Mileva Maric, who had the same intellectual stimulation. They fell in love with each other and got married in January 1903. However, their marriage didn’t work out and they finally divorced in 1919. After this, he married his cousin, Elsa.

         In 1905, Einstein released his ‘Special Theory of Relativity’ which stated that time and distance are not absolute. This theory fabricated the most recognised formula that elaborates the relationship between Mass and Energy (E= mc^2). In 1919, a solar eclipse proved the accuracy of his theory.  Soon his work was declared as a ‘scientific revolution’ by the newspapers and he was awarded for his contribution in the field of Science which is acknowledged worldwide. 


         In 1933, when there was complete control of Nazis over Germany, he immigrated to the USA.

He was afraid that his scientific research might lead to the destruction of mankind. So he moved from Germany to the USA. In 1983, he discovered nuclear fission which created a huge commotion among the American Physicists. To control the situation, he wrote a letter to the American President, Franklin D Roosevelt, to warn about the devastating effects of an atom bomb explosion. Although, in 1945, America secretly manufactured atomic bomb and dropped them to Hiroshima and Nagasaki that caused severe destruction. This incident affected him mentally and he wrote a public memorandum to the United Nations to maintain world peace. Later on, he became engrossed in politics for advocating democracy and peace all over the world. He died at the age of 76 in the year 1955 and left his remarks as the genuine scientist who cared for human welfare.

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