Genius Day

Genius Day is observed next on Friday, March 14th, 2025 (294 days from today).

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Genius Day is annually celebrated on March 14th in honor of Albert Einstein, the originator of the theory of relativity.

Some things about Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein, the founder of the theory of relativity, was born on this day in 1879. He is excellent at math and will go on to receive his doctorate in 1905 from the University of Zurich.

But it was during his years at the Swiss Patent Office, where he tinkered with various mathematical theories in his spare time, and the rest, as it were said, is history. He came up with quite a few ideas at the time, and some consider 1905 a "miracle year".

His famous Theory of General Relativity was published in 1916 and a few years later, in 1921, he received the Nobel Prize in Physics. He was also named Person of the Century by Time Magazine in 1999. Dr. Albert Einstein has been married twice and has several children. After he die at the age of 76, his brain was removed and preserved for research.

Famous Einstein quote

  • Imagination is more important than knowledge.
  • We are all equally wise before God - and equally foolish.
  • I have never had any thoughts about the future.
  • Anger is only in the hearts of fools.
  • The most important thing is to stopping learning.
  • Striving is not success but value.
  • If the facts is not similar to the theory, let change the facts.
  • No one is without mistakes
  • The most confusing thing in the world is income tax.

And speaking of geniuses...

  • The day Einstein died - LIFE Magazine records this important day - in pictures.
  • Do you know who the greatest genius in the world is? The inventor of the wheel or the inventor of paper? What about Sir Isaac Newton? Is he on the list?
  • Are there any geniuses alive today? The Telegraph lists 100 of them.

History of Genius Day

The purpose of Genius Day is to honor Albert Einstein, who was born today in 1879, in Ulm, Germany and is the most famous scientists. In 1901, he obtained Swiss citizenship and took a job at the Swiss Patent Office. He obtained his doctorate in 1905 and became a professor in Berne, Zurich, and Prague. In 1914 he became a professor in Berlin, and in the same year he became a German citizen.

In 1933, Einstein renounced his citizenship for political reasons and immigrated to the United States, where he became a professor at Princeton, a position he held until 1945. He became a U.S. citizen in 1940. After World War II, he became active in the World Federation Movement and turned down an offer to be President of Israel. Some of his most important works over the years were Special Relativity (1905) and General Relativity (1916). He has been awarded many awards including honorary doctorates and memberships in leading scientific academies, and various awards, including the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics. He died on April 18, 1955.

How to celebrate Genius Day

Genius Day is a great chance of learning about the life and legacy of Albert Einstein. Whether you know that Genius Day is to investigate the life and impact of someone who might be considered a "genius". These days are always received with great enthusiasm: our teachers call to share their expertise, sign up quickly, and once again, our young students despair do not know the date of the next Genius Day. Our program is clearly drawing interest and excitement so you should pause for a moment and consider why Genius Day is great for gifted kids.

  • Gifted children have the opportunity to come, from near and far, and be with people who share their interests.

Saturday's delegates came from as far away as Long Beach and as close as San Marino. They participated in a wonderful gravity well experiment to understand general relativity, they overcome time dilation and aspects of special relativity in a challenging game of math, and they thought reimagine Einstein's view of the world and education, by reading and responding to letters written to him or to him. All of this was achieved in a safe environment among people who shared a common desire to learn and a particular enthusiasm for Einstein.

  • Gifted children have the opportunity to learn with and from professionals; ask questions that may go unanswered or, worse, not asked

Genius Day is not only an exercise in finding engaging teaching and learning activities, but also an exercise in finding people with cave expertise to truly meet the intellectual needs of students. Tony and Jeff stand in a long line of friends, teachers, researchers and professionals who have spent their time and minds on the past Genius Days - from Caltech to members of the Shakespeare Company independent. All in all, these teachers inspire our kids and tackle ALL their questions with patience, respect, and sometimes awe!

  • Gifted kids get to work in paradise!

The Huntington Library, Art Collection and Botanical Garden in San Marino are placed to organize all dates: heaven indeed. The curators kindly took their time beforehand to meet with the teachers and point us to aspects of the collection that might relate to our named “genius”. For Einstein, we've sourced some incredible digital images of Einstein's visit to Mt. Wilson and later on that very day visited the award-winning Science of Beauty exhibit. Who isn't inspired to venture into paradise? Perhaps the attendees fantasized about a future life as a scholar, nurturing their minds into adulthood.

  • Gifted Children Get What They Need Most - Nurturing Wisdom

Genius Day isn't just about showing up for the day and putting your mind at ease, it's about having expectations set BEFORE you get there. All students are sent a reading packet to read voraciously - intellectually speaking before the date itself. This package outlines key terms and concepts and provides a bio. It also provides challenging readings on genius from sources that are not always accessible! Pre-readings for Einstein included an article from a British newspaper in 1919, a copy of his transcripts revealing his achievements in Chemistry in need of attention (!), a copy of a telegram as a call to rally leading scientists out of concern around the atomic bomb, as well as breaking, current news about the man himself in the context of LIGO!

  • Gifted children can participate, not just receive

All children participate throughout the day. Learning activities are purposefully designed for a wide range of learning styles. There is a deliberate design for student engagement and the expectation that we not only question science and math, but also the concept of “genius” – historically, socially and culturally. We strive for dialogue and do our best to make sure every voice is heard, from the past to the magical moments in the classroom.

And so we say "Happy Birthday" to Albert Einstein and bask in the warm aura of celebrating Genius Day about him like news of a whole new astronomical breakthrough. , thanks to the appearance of gravitational waves. We also say "thank you" to our community who attended and enjoyed these unique deep learning days.

We think our Genius Day is "genius." As one of our families put it, for their child, attending Genius Day is like “being in a different world with the kids where he can really talk about the things that really matter to him.” heart. We cannot express our gratitude enough for what you have created at the IEA; where our son lights up, like nowhere else. It's really a different world.”

We sincerely hope you will join our world and make it your child's world, on Genius Day next time.


Genius Day has been observed annually on March 14th.


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