During his life, Albert Einstein transformed the world of physics. He was recognized countless times for his contributions to the sciences and was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1921.
Born March 14, 1879, the German-born scientist was one of the most significant individuals of the 20th century.
In celebration of his birthday, here are 12 things you probably never knew about Albert Einstein. He was offered the presidency of Israel — and declined.
Despite the generous offer, Einstein declined the presidency of Israel in 1952. In his reply, he said: "I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel, and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it. All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official functions." Einstein died because he said no to […]