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Einstein Nobel Prize at 26

January 1st, 2009 - written by Brian Utley

I always tend to think of the genius Einstein as this, in his later years. But he won the Nobel Prize in physics at 26. Most people may have already known this. Not I.

Einstein Nobel Prize at 26

Authors, Books, Einstein, Geoff Colvin, Talent Is Overrated

  1. marko
    January 14th, 2009 at 02:39 | #1

    He didn’t win the Nobel Prize at 26, he “just” laid the ground that year. He won the prize at 42.

    Look at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Einstein.

    At the age of 26 he was awarded a PhD and wrote the four important Annus Mirabilis papers. The discovery of the photoelectric effect in that papers was specially mentioned when he won the Nobel Prize. Still a lot of his work, especially the theory of General Relativity, wasn’t investigated by him back then.

    Of course, he still was young when doing a lot of his work and the most pictures we have in our mind show him as an old genius.

  2. Brian Utley
    January 14th, 2009 at 17:30 | #2

    Thanks Marko, you are correct!

  3. Jasper Focker
    April 29th, 2009 at 18:59 | #3

    That’s true but doesn’t he look dapper in that sweater.

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