Sixteen-year-old Einstein writes his first scholarly paper on the force of magnetism. Bet that pulled in a lot of readers. Ha-ha. Get it?
Living in Switzerland, the physicist figures out that matter—the tiny particles that form objects—can be turned into energy, and vice versa. He also comes up with the famous formula E=mc2, which calculates the energy produced by converting a given amount of matter. He’s now a star!
Einstein wows the world by publishing his theory of relativity. The theory explains gravity—basically ginormous objects such as planets bend the space around them as they travel or pulsate. These curves in space then produce a gravitational pull toward the planet.
Einstein receives the Nobel Prize in physics—an award for major scientific accomplishments.
The science genius continues his research at Princeton University in New Jersey, and his life’s work helps completely change people’s understanding of the universe. The contributions of this brainy guy are mind-blowing.