The FBI reportedly began spying on famous German-born scientist Albert Einstein when he moved to America in 1933.
Why FBI Spied On Albert Einstein?
According to a story published in History.com, the Bureau listened to Einstein’s phone calls and opened his mail and rooted thought his trash, doubting he was a Soviet spy.
“They even investigated tips that he was building a death ray. The project came up empty handed, but by the time Einstein died in 1955, his FBI file totaled a whopping 1,800 pages,” it said.
He received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics “for his services to theoretical physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect”, a key phase in the development of quantum theory.