Albert Einstein (1878-1955)

   Scientists around the world are finding more and more proof of many of the very complicated ideas of Albert Einstein. These ideas are an attempt to explain the whole uni-verse. They helped make possible such things as television and the atomic bomb.
   Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany. When he was a year old, his family moved to Munich. Einstein later went to school there. He did very well in mathematics, but not in other subjects. At 15, he failed an examination to attend a university in Zurich, Switzerland. After another year of study he passed the examination.
   In 1905, when Einstein was only 26, four of his articles appeared in a German magazine. These articles set forth some of his important ideas, among them his Theory of Relativity. The ideas in these articles made him immediately famous.
   Einstein also became famous as a great believer in freedom. In 1933, after Hitler came to power in Germany, Einstein went to live in the United States. He continued his important studies there.
   There are many stories of Einstein's kindness to others. In 1952 a young girl in Los Angeles wrote asking him how to solve one of her arithmetic problems. Einstein took the time to send her a careful answer.