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  • Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire, Germany
    Friday Mar 14, 1879

    Birth

    Ulm, Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire, Germany
    Friday Mar 14, 1879

    Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, in the Kingdom of Württemberg in the German Empire, on 14 March 1879.




  • Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire, Germany
    1900

    The Federal Polytechnic teaching diploma

    Kingdom of Württemberg, German Empire, Germany
    1900

    In 1900, Einstein passed the exams in Maths and Physics and was awarded the Federal Polytechnic teaching diploma.




  • Bern, Switzerland
    Jan, 1903

    Marriage

    Bern, Switzerland
    Jan, 1903

    Einstein and Marić married in January 1903.




  • Zürich, Switzerland
    Sunday Apr 30, 1905

    First scientific papers

    Zürich, Switzerland
    Sunday Apr 30, 1905

    In 1900, Einstein's paper "Folgerungen aus den Capillaritätserscheinungen" ("Conclusions from the Capillarity Phenomena") was published in the journal Annalen der Physik. On 30 April 1905, Einstein completed his thesis, with Alfred Kleiner, Professor of Experimental Physics, serving as pro-forma advisor. As a result, Einstein was awarded a PhD by the University of Zürich, with his dissertation A New Determination of Molecular Dimensions.




  • Bern, Switzerland
    1908

    Lecturer at Bern

    Bern, Switzerland
    1908

    By 1908, he was recognized as a leading scientist and was appointed lecturer at the University of Bern.




  • Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jul 24, 1913

    Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin

    Berlin, Germany
    Thursday Jul 24, 1913

    On 3 July 1913, he was voted for membership in the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. Max Planck and Walther Nernst visited him the next week in Zurich to persuade him to join the academy, additionally offering him the post of director at the Kaiser Wilhelm Institute for Physics, which was soon to be established. He was officially elected to the academy on 24 July.




  • New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 02, 1921

    Visited New York City

    New York, U.S.
    Saturday Apr 02, 1921

    Einstein visited New York City for the first time on 2 April 1921, where he received an official welcome by Mayor John Francis Hylan, followed by three weeks of lectures and receptions.


  • Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Nov 09, 1922

    Nobel Prize

    Stockholm, Sweden
    Thursday Nov 09, 1922

    Einstein won Nobel Prize in physics, November 9, 1922


  • U.S.
    1940

    American Citizen

    U.S.
    1940

    Einstein became an American citizen in 1940.


  • New Jersey, United States
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    Death

    New Jersey, United States
    Monday Apr 18, 1955

    Einstein died in Princeton Hospital early the next morning at the age of 76, having continued to work until near the end.


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