Genius Day celebrates one of the most renowned scientists of all time, Albert Einstein, who was born on today's date in 1879, in Ulm, Germany. In 1901, he gained Swiss citizenship and got a job at the Swiss Patent Office. He earned his doctorate in 1905 and became a professor in Berne, Zurich, and Prague. In 1914 he became a professor in Berlin, and it was also in this year that he became a German citizen.
In 1933, Einstein renounced his citizenship for political reasons and emigrated to the United States, where he became a professor at Princeton, a post he held until 1945. He became a US citizen in 1940. Following World War II, he was active in the World Federalist Movement and turned down an offer to be the President of Israel. Some of his most important works through the years were the Special Theory of Relativity (1905) and the General Theory of Relativity (1916). He received many honorary doctorate degrees, membership to leading scientific academies, and various awards, including the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. He died on April 18, 1955.
How to Observe
Celebrate Albert Einstein by reading some of his quotes or a biography about him. If you are in the mood for some travel, you could stop at the Einstein Museum and Einstein's house in Princeton, New Jersey, or visit the Einstein Museum and the Einsteinhaus in Berne, Switzerland. Another way to honor the legacy of Albert Einstein is to improve your own intelligence. Read some articles or books about how to get on the path to become a genius, or read a book about making yourself smarter.