Few plans can be more romantic than when two young lovers agree to meet in springtime at sunny Lake Como for a long excursion into the Alps above. The year was 1901. Albert Einstein, 22 years of age, and Mileva Marić, some three years older, had first met as fellow students at the Swiss Federal Polytechnic in Zurich. Now they were leaving their troubles behind them—Mileva having failed her important examination, Albert still without the certainty of finding a job, least of all at a university. But they were united in the promise of a life devoted to each other and to the study of physics. (See part 1 of this article, in last month's issue, page 23.)
Of Love, Physics and Other Passions: The Letters of Albert and Mileva (Part 2)
Gerald Holton; Of Love, Physics and Other Passions: The Letters of Albert and Mileva (Part 2). Physics Today 1 September 1994; 47 (9): 37–43. https://doi.org/10.1063/1.881404
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