Born in Germany this day, March 14, 1879, he began teaching himself calculus at the age of 14. He developed the theory of relativity, which was the basis for the application of atomic energy and won the Nobel Prize in 1921. His name was Albert Einstein. While on a lecture tour in America, the Nazis confiscated his home. Einstein then became a U.S. citizen. In 1952 he was offered the position of president of Israel, but declined. Albert Einstein's statement inscribed in Fine Hall at Princeton University reads: "God is clever, but not dishonest."