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In this fact-file find out why we turned Albert into a superhero.
Name: Albert Einstein
Born: 1879
Died: 1955
Occupation: Theoretical Physicist
Nationality: German-American

Albert was born in 1879 in Germany. He struggled at school as a child but went to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology. After university he worked as a clerk in a patent office where he had time to further explore his theories and in 1905 he published four papers which made him famous, including E=MC2 and the special theory of relativity. These papers changed how physics was studied.
Albert features in our signature card game, Top Quarkz. The game supports the development of maths, literacy and decision-making skills all while learning about some of the most impressive scientific discoveries throughout history. He also features in our colouring book, Newton's Rainbow.

We've explained the drawing and his playing card below so you can learn more about both Albert.
Albert is able to manipulate and alter the dimensions of space and time.
On Einstein's sweater is the name of his violin, Lina. Albert had many violins in his lifetime, his affectionate nickname 'Lina' was given to each one of them.
Albert is known for developing the theory of relativity.
The Einstein's Cross can be found in Pegasus Constellation, which is a group of stars.
Albert's side-kick is Conrad Habicht. Conrad was a Swiss mathematician and close friend of Albert.
In recent years strange signals from black holes suggests there's more to space-time than Einstein believed.
Each drawing we create has one or more hidden treasure(s) about our superheroes' life experiences, depictions in art, jobs or discoveries. Did you find the ones hidden in this drawing?
We have packed a lot into our Top Quarkz playing cards - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.
Einstein was granted a patent for a blouse. He is wearing it in this drawing. It's an expandable suit jacket that has two sets of buttons.
Albert has the power to bend the space-time continuum.

Albert has had a lifelong obsession with discovering the location of the Brownian System, a solar system at the edges of the universe. Albert's quest leads him to hunt for power beyond space and time, but this is often a solo affair and at times Albert questions whether or not he has a purpose he doesn't fully comprehend.
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What does a Physicist do?
Physics is about asking fundamental questions and trying to answer them by observing and experimenting.
Video Credit: NASA Goddard
What is the Theory of Relativity?
A short educational film to explain the Special Theory of Relativity.
Video Credit: Vinit Masram
Albert Einstein is one of the most influential and well-known physicists in history. Learn more about his life and work in this mini biography.
Want to learn more about Albert?
Recommended Reading
If you are looking for a book on Albert, check out On a Beam of Light: A Story of Albert Einstein - by Jennifer Berne & Vladimir Radunsky.
Many people think Albert Einstein won the Nobel Prize for his Theory of Relativity, but he won it for the photoelectric effect.
Video Credit: OpenMind
Why did Albert win a Nobel Prize?
1) It took Albert nine years to find a job because one of his professors would not give him a recommendation after university.

2) Albert had an FBI file, which focused on his association with pacifist and socialist organisations.

3) Albert co-invented a refrigerator that operated on compressed gases.

4) Albert was a musician he began violin lessons aged five and he played for the rest of his life.
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