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Albert Einstein and Dyslexia

Did you know that Albert Einstein of all people had dyslexia??   The German born physicist who pioneered the theory of general relativity, created a revolution in the world of physics. One of the most revered intellects in human history, someone with high IQ or high intelligence levels is credited with being ‘an Einstein’. He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”

Einstein found out that Newtonian mechanics was not relevant to the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led to him pioneering the special theory of relativity. He realized, however, that the principle of relativity can be applied to gravitational fields, and with his following theory of gravitation in 1916, Einstein published a paper on the general theory of relativity. He continued to experiment in statistical mechanics and quantum theory, which resulted in particle theory and the motion of molecules. The talented scientist also successfully experimented with the thermal properties of light which established the photon theory of light. In 1917, Einstein applied the general theory of relativity to be a replica of the universal structure in its entirety.

Einstein published more than 300 scientific papers and 150 papers that were non-scientific in nature. But things were not so easy for Einstein, who had dyslexia. As child, he had bad memory; he could not even tie his shoe laces properly. Albert Einstein had speech difficulties, grappled with spelling problems and displayed all symptoms of dyslexia in children. Once his father showed him a pocket compass, Einstein felt that there has to be something that was causing the needle to move, despite the seemingly empty space. Thus started his spirit of inquiry and Einstein began to build models, mechanical devices and began to nurture an unbreakable love for mathematics and physics. Here are other famous people with dyslexia.

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