The Forgotten Life of Mileva Marić Einstein

Mileva Mari´c Einstein and her husband, Albert Einstein in 1912.

Pauline Gagnon
Today, February 11, is the International Day of Women and Girls in Science, the perfect day to remember Mileva Marić Einstein, a brilliant but largely unknown scientist. While her husband, Albert Einstein is celebrated as perhaps the best physicist of the century, one question about his career remains: How much did his first wife contribute to his groundbreaking science? While it is not possible to credit her with any specific part of his work, their letters and numerous testimonies presented in books dedicated to her [1−5] provide substantial evidence on how they collaborated from the time they met in 1896 up to their separation in 1914. They depict a couple united by a shared passion for physics, music and for each other. So here is her story.
Read more at https://arxiv.org/pdf/2002.08888.pdf

 

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