During Putin's meeting with the leaders of advanced engineering schools , the following dialogue took place :
Ivan Zubko, Dean of the Faculty of Applied Mathematics and Mechanics, Perm Polytechnic University:
- New approaches are especially relevant for the regions, because high scorers from us leave for metropolitan universities. But among those who remain, there are a lot of these guys, I would say, with creative engineering abilities. They are often considered triplets.
Einstein was also a C student in physics.
The idea of Einstein's poor school performance is a common mistake, and more often he is even called a D student, and not a C student. He went to school in Switzerland, in the canton of Aargau; here is his certificate.
In algebra, geometry, descriptive geometry and physics (as well as in history), his mark is 6. In the then Swiss schools, this is the highest score. But due to the fact that Germany has a different scale of school grades, confusion arose. The German portal Heureka-Stories , publishing a photo of Einstein's certificate, gives the following note:
“Warning: do not misread! In Switzerland, points are used, not grades. In mathematics, physics, geometry, he received 6 points - the highest score, that is, one.
The fact is that in most German schools there is also a six-point grading scale, but 1 is considered the highest grade, and 6 is considered the lowest. That is, an inattentive German reader, not paying attention to the country in which the certificate was issued, may decide that young Einstein was distinguished by complete ignorance of the exact sciences. In reality, he only had a C in French language and literature.