What Made Sir Albert Einstein a True Genius in Reality?

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The great physicist, Sir Albert Einstein was a true genius. The Nobel laureate discovered several iconic theories including the great theory of relativity and photogenic effects. This paved the way for several other inventions in the years that followed. But what made him so? Did his intellectual capacity related to the structure inside his mind?

Einstein’s brain has been a matter of study for several researchers. They studied several images of Einstein’s brain that found extra folds and convolutions inside his mind responsible for his outstanding intellectual abilities.

In 1955, following the death of Albert Einstein, his family members donated the brain for further scientific study by lab. Harvey, the researcher, studied 240 blocks of Einstein’s brain.

The Nobel Prize winning scientist’s brain has a greater density of neurons higher than the normal level. Einstein’s brain cells transmitted nerve impulses to neurons at a faster rate. His parietal lobes were directly responsible for his incredible ability to conceptualize physics problems.

Research Study on Albert Einstein’s Brain

In 2010, the entire research materials on the great scientist’s brain were transferred to US Army’s National Museum of Health and Medicine (NMHM) in Maryland, US. In the following years, several other scientists also did an extensive study on Einstein’s brain.

Researchers have come to a unanimous finding that Einstein’s grey matter weighed 1.2 kg but features of regular convolutions and folds were not there. Falk, one of such researchers, claimed that the enlarged regions linked to the face and tongue, related to Einstein’s famous quote that his thinking was often “muscular” rather than in words.

Albert Galaburda, a neuroscientist at Harvard Medical School in Boston, says “some combination of a special brain and the environment he lived in made him a true genius”. Einstein’s parents also played a key role towards making him a legend. They were very nurturing, and encouraged him to become independent and creative with a scientific temper of mind.

Albert Einstein: The True Legend, No Doubt

Einstein invented the famous concept of E=mc² and the Theory of Relativity. He also played violin like an expert musician. However, he couldn’t perform well at studies and routine examination for which he appeared at multiple times before getting a degree.

In a nutshell, Einstein’s brain wasn’t similar to other humans. It appeared different from an average human’s grey matter. His outstanding accomplishment and ability to study humongous amount of scientific data was possible due to a difference in his brain’s composition and structure called the Corpus Callosum.

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The full research study on it is titled, “The Corpus Callosum of Albert Einstein’s Brain: Another Clue to His High Intelligence was published in a scientific journal a few years back. It came to the conclusion that the left and right hemispheres of Einstein’s brain were atypical and had enhanced coordination between them.

This internal connectivity of Einstein’s corpus callosum made him a legend in its truest sense. The scientists claimed it was responsible behind Einstein’s supreme Intellectual capabilities and skills to a gigantic level.

Mankind’s Deadliest Creation

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In 1939, the scientific community discovered that the Germans had found the secret to split a uranium atom. This they thought would make them capable of producing a bomb with power of incredible destruction.

Enrico Fermi and Albert Einstein fled the Nazi Germany to US to escape death. They wanted to inform the President of the United States about the atomic bomb technology with the opponent Axis Powers.

Fermi and Einstein tried to press upon the necessity to start an atomic research program with the then President Roosevelt. Roosevelt agreed and in 1941 America received the sanction of the Manhattan Project.

In the end of the ear 1972, Fermi along with a group of Physicists conducted the first controlled nuclear chain reaction at the University of Chicago. Since then the Manhattan project progressed at a rapid speed. About $2 billion dollars had been spent in the development of the atomic bomb. The project had employed over 120,000 people in America and the project had to be kept a secret somehow.

Roosevelt and Churchill agreed for secrecy and decided that Stalin to be kept uninformed. There was no awareness of something of this sort being existent and thus there was no debate. Only the most important and trustworthy scientists working on the project knew about it and all the 120,000 employees were kept uninformed about the bomb.

Interestingly, Vice President Truman did not know about the project until he became President himself.

On July 16, 1945 the bomb was tested by Robert J Oppenheimer at Trinity test site in New Mexico.

Impact of the trial

During the test, clouds formed by the bomb reached 40,000 feet height.

Windows of houses over 100 miles away was broken.

The test was successful and fake news about ammunition dump being exploded in the desert was created to hide the test.

The rest is history.