Einstein: Good evening ! My name’s Albert Einstein….what’s your name?

Thomas Edison: I’m Thomas Edison, the inventor of the light-bulb! I was born in Ohio in 1847 ! I have  heard of you! We’re both dyslexics!!

Einstein: I have heard about you… Congratulations! you’re of the first  entrepeneurs in the world of science. You are good at beating your competitors and entrepeneur’s spirit ; Yes I wasn’t  good at school when I was  a child. I loved Maths but I disliked Grammar and I always had problems with spelling! But now  I’m considered the most important physicist of the twentieth century.What about you?

Edison:  I’ve heard about you! I wasn’t good at school , like you. My mind often wandered at school and I was dyslexic too! Don’t worry, we’ve become so famous! Well, what have you invented?

E.: I’ve have invented the formula of mass-energy equivalence, E = mc2, recognized as the “most famous equation in the world” and for all my  works which also had a strong influence on the philosophy of science in 1921 I received the Nobel Prize in physics. I also developed the   theory of relativity, one of the two pillars of modern physics together with quantum mechanics .

Edison: Congratulations! where have you lived?

Einstein: I lived in Switzerland between 1895 and 1914, during which time I renounced my German citizenship (in 1896). Then, in 1900, he received his diploma from the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zurich .After being stateless for more than five years, I assumed Swiss citizenship in 1901, which I held for the rest of his life.. From 1912 to 1914, Einstein I taught theoretical physics in Zurich, before leaving for Berlin, where I was elected to the Royal Prussian Academy of Sciences. And you?

Thomas Edison: I was the youngest of seven siblings, partially deaf since adolescence, I retired early from school and attended it for up to 10 years to start working and helping my family selling newspapers and sweets on trains  , slaughtering pigs and starting a business as a fruit and vegetable seller.  Around 1860 I began working as a telegraph operator, printed and distributed The Weekly Herald , the first periodical composed and printed on a train. The Times newspaper ran an article about me and my newspaper. In 1868 I  applied for my first patent  an electric voting recorder.  I’ve  invented many devices that have changed everyday life and I’m a businessman. I applied the principles of mass production to the process of invention. I’ve read some of your articles.How many articles  have you written?

Einstein:I’ve   published more than 300 scientific articles and more than 150 non-scientific articles .

Einstein’s  intellectual achievements and originality have made the term “Einstein” synonymous with “genius”.  Although Edison’s inventions were  actually improvements of the ideas of others,  he had a diligent approach and an industrial vision developed in working groups. 

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