Einstein Himself

Anthony McAuliffe

About this ebook

A more critical look at the man known today by most as one of the greatest scientists of all time. A unique and thought-provoking narrative quite at odds with the generally-accepted dogma. How exactly did Einstein rise to become so revered today?

This is also the story of Mileva Maric, a little-known woman who just so happened to be Einstein’s first wife. When Einstein presented his famous ‘Annus Mirabilis’ or ‘Wonder Year’ papers in 1905, Mileva was of equal training in the fields of mathematics and physics and indeed, more accomplished than Einstein in many other disciplines. “He seems more an intuitive physicist,” stated Chaim Weizmann, a promoter of Einstein. “He is not an experimental physicist and though he is able to detect fallacies in the conceptions of physical science, he must turn his general outlines of theory over to someone else to work out.”

Historians report that Einstein collaborated with other scientists from 1907.

In 1905, there was Mileva.

About the author

"I was always a big fan of Albert Einstein but several years ago I was alerted to the idea that his story was not what it seemed. Venturing into the legacy of Einstein, I found a man well short of the magical tale; so much so that it created a hole—in fact, a hole so big it begged for answers.  

In my search, I became aware of Mileva Marić, a woman who was a lot more than is admitted, a woman angrily derided as nothing, yet whom I believe made a considerable contribution to the field of physics. The lives of Marie Curie and Clara Immerwahr, both friends of Mileva, demonstrate the precarious nature of women studying science in the late 1800s. Both were extremely intelligent, one you know well, and the other suffered the same fate as Mileva, even taking her life. Mileva’s eradication from the history of physics was neither standalone nor simply one of a few isolated cases, as the field of physics is littered with these women.  

This book is about Einstein's collaboration with Mileva, their relationships and physics. The story of Mileva is heartbreaking—a narrative of love and love lost, broken promises and broken dreams, a story with so much intrigue, twists and turns, I could write a book about it." 

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