Einstein was born on March 14, 1879, in Ulm, Germany. Albert Einstein is one of the most influential scientists of the 20th century. His work continues to help astronomers study everything from gravitational waves to Mercury’s orbit. He won the Nobel Prize for Physics in 1921.
His general theory of relativity changed our understanding of space and time, becoming one of the two pillars of modern physics. The German-born physicist’s most famous equation, E = mc2 , states that anything with mass has an equivalent amount of energy, and vice versa.