Monthly Archives: June 2010

The Trouble with Einstein

In 1912 Albert met Paul Ehrenfest, a physicist and teacher of compatible brilliance.  Five years later, Ehrenfest had a son named Vassik born with Downs Syndrome, who in 1932 was institutionalized.  By way of comfort, Albert told him, “Valuable individuals … Continue reading

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The World as Einstein Sees It

Albert Einstein wrote a memoir at the end of his life called The World As I See It.  This, his life story, contains no mention of either wife, Mileva or Elsa, or his children–not even the two he acknowledged, Hans … Continue reading

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