Friday, April 22, 2005

Einstein Museum in Bern Re-opens

Einstein's home was window on the universe and it all started in Switzerland.

One of the places I never really even realized existed is the Albert Einstein Museum in Bern. After undergoing a renovation, The Albert Einstein museum has reopened in Bern. The museum provids a glimpse of the scientist’s quiet but productive life in the Swiss capital.

It was exactly 100 years ago in this modest apartment in the city’s old town that Einstein churned out some of his most significant physics papers.

Here are a few more interesting facts about Einstein.


- Albert Einstein was born in Ulm, Germany, on March 14, 1879.

- His family moved shortly afterwards to Munich, then to Italy and finally to Switzerland.

- He continued his education in Aarau and in 1896 he entered Zurich’s Federal Institute of Technology to train as a maths and physics teacher.

- In 1901 he became a Swiss citizen and a year later began working at Bern’s Patent Office.

- In 1909 he took up a teaching position in Zurich and moved on to Prague in 1911.

- Einstein died on April 18, 1955 in Princeton, New Jersey..

For a chance to go check out the Museum for yourself, you can find out more information about Bern's Kramgasse at the Bern Historical Museum.

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