Discover the life stories of important inventors and scientists. Find out how they made their great discoveries and how their lives shaped their work. Interesting sidebars provide information on the times in which the subjects lived, and a comparative timeline provides additional historical connections. This book explores the life and work of Albert Einstein, the Nobel Prize-winning scientist. Born in 1879 in Ulm, Germany, Einstein is considered to be one of the greatest scientific theorists of all time. His theories, including the theory of relativity, changed our understanding of the physical world.