As a young man Albert Einstein is reported to have said he wanted to find the mathematical description of God. He envisioned it would be only an inch or a few inches long. He became a very mediocre student and after he received a degree in physics none of his professors would recommend him for a job. It was only through the efforts of a family friend that he was able to gain employment as a low level patent file clerk in the Swiss patent office. This week the story of what happened to the young Einstein and how the few years as a patent clerk ended transforming him and the future of the world.
This documentary was shown on The History Channel.
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