One of the most widely recognisable scientific figures in human history, Albert Einstein, was born on March 14, 1879. His theory of relativity revolutionised the field of physics, inspiring many future scientists and forming the basis of almost all future inventions. The 1921 winner of Nobel Prize in Physics worked on discovery of the law of photoelectric effect and his contribution has been immense to theoretical physics.
Remembering him on his 142nd birth anniversary, here are five interesting, non-academic facts about the genius.
His birth scared the family
According to Denis Brian’s book, Einstein: A Life, he was born with an oddly large and misshapen head which terrified his grandmother.
He was a late bloomer