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ALBERT EINSTEIN

In this fact-file find out why we turned Albert into a superhero.
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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 wether or not he has purpose he doesn't fully comprehend.
Albert Einstein
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.

Check out this great video about Albert to learn more.
Did you know?
  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.
Don't miss out on additional educational resources - just scroll down the page and learn more about Albert, The theory of Relativity and more.
Top Quarkz
Albert features in our signature card game, Top Quarkz. The game supports development of maths, literacy and decision making skills all while learning about some of the most impressive scientific discoveries throughout history.

We've explained the drawing on his playing card below so you can learn more about both the superhero and his real-life identity.
THE DRAWING EXPLAINED
Space & Time Control. Albert is known for developing the theory of relativity
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.
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.
Superpower
Discovery
Albert is known for developing the theory of relativity.
Albert is in the Pegasus Constellation. Pegasus has exotic objects one of these is Einstein's Cross.
Location
SideKick
Albert's side-kick is Conrad Habicht. Conrad was a Swiss mathematician and close friend of Albert.
Celestial signals defy Albert. In recent years strange signals from black holes suggests there's more to space-time than Einstein believed.
Weakness
Top Quarkz Card Explained
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?
Hidden Treasures
We have packed a lot into our cards - from amazing imagined superpowers to biographical information and hidden treasures.
EDUCATIONAL RESOURCES
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.
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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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