Creativity students and scientists alike, Einstein was blessed with

Creativity was the fuel which sparked life as we know it. Some say it’s more important than intelligence. Others speak of it as the catalyst for our very being. It is what makes us human. Lower animals don’t have creativity; they rely on patterns and what is ingrained in their species. If ever there was a human being who defines the idea of creativity it would have to be Albert Einstein. From the frizzy, wild hair to those twinkling eyes which seemed so alive, to his way of engaging students and scientists alike, Einstein was blessed with an imagination that lit up not only his world but would set the world on fire with ideas and realities never before seen. The modern era could be said to have begun in Albert Einstein. Without him immigrating to the United States, much of his work would have laidng undiscovered. It was his passion for freedom that set his mind alight. Combining that with all that his imagination would provide him, Einstein literally opened up new horizons and universes to the world. Albert Einstein believed that harmony was the foundation of the laws of the universe.  His life work would be to unlock the mechanics behind the harmonious facade. He would only do this by breaking free of conformist thought by letting his imagination think beyond the present. In 1921, Einstein visited New York City for the first time. He was welcomed by the mayor and then spent three weeks lecturing and attending receptions. He was quite taken with how joyous Americans were towards life,and he would write about this in a future publication. Einstein also visited Princeton during this stay, a place he would come to call home a decade later. Even before the war began, there were hints that the Nazi’s were up to no good. They had driven the Jews out of Germany or into hiding by 1939, and those who had waited until then to go were finding it impossible.Subsequently, the threat of an atomic bomb loomed in the distance. In July, two months before the war was officially underway, the refugee  Hungarian scientists, Szilard and Wigner visited Einstein to explain how doable the bomb would be for the Germans. They asked for his support in writing a letter to President Roosevelt and top Washington officials,recommending that the U.S. start paying attention to the Nazi’s and that America should begin its own nuclear weapons research that is “extremely powerful bombs of a new type” that might be built using fissionable uranium. Roosevelt knew he could not risk letting Hitler get an atomic bomb first.Roosevelt, awakened by Einstein’s letter to the coming reality of atomic warfare, secretly authorized the Manhattan Project, a huge (and hugely expensive) crash program of nuclear research that produced, .The project was under the direction of Major General Leslie Groves of the U.S. Army Corp of Engineers, and J.Robert Oppenheimer directed the entire project. The United States became the only country to develop nuclear weapons successfully during World War II 1945 and was the only country ever to use world’s first atomic bombs.  Though Einstein did not participate in the Manhattan Project itself—the government judged him a poor security risk for top-secret research—his letter to Roosevelt proved to be the crucial turning point in the weaponization of E=mc2. Thus Albert Einstein, lifelong pacifist, might fairly be described as the father of the atomic bomb. Einstein himself recognized the irony, viewing his own role in ushering in the atomic age with a mixture of regret and resignation. In 1954, the last year of his life, he admitted to an old friend, “I made one great mistake in my life—when I signed the letter to President Roosevelt recommending that atom bombs be made; but there was some justification—the danger that the Germans would make them. Ever since the dawn of time man has found new ways of killing each other. The most destructive way of killing people known to man by the end of world war two was the atomic bomb. The creation of atomic bomb has not made the world more safe from war, while much has been done to increase the destructiveness of war spreading over a large  area which could be done only radioactive materials on a scale never before held possible and even now hardly conceived, and that little civilization would survive it By the time World War II ended with atomic mushroom clouds erupting over Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Einstein the icon had long since overshadowed Einstein the man. His greatest contributions to theoretical physics had been made in the 1900s and 1910s, his Nobel Prize awarded in 1921. Einstein spent the last thirty years of his life vainly struggling to formulate what he called a “unified field theory,” a single mathematical model that could explain all the laws of physics. He never found his answer.