Einstein’s Love Letters

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JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Albert Einstein had half a dozen girlfriends
and told his wife they showered him with "unwanted" affection,
according to letters released on Monday that shed light on his
extra-marital affairs.

The wild-haired Jewish-German scientist,
renowned for his theory of relativity, spent little time at home. He
lectured in Europe and in the United States, where he died in 1955 at
age 76. But Einstein wrote hundreds of letters to his family.

Previous-released
letters suggested his marriage in 1903 to his first wife Mileva Maric,
mother of his two sons, was miserable. They divorced in 1919 and he
soon married his cousin, Elsa. He cheated on her with his secretary,
Betty Neumann.

In the new volume of letters released on Monday by Hebrew
University in Jerusalem, Einstein described about six women with whom
he spent time with and received gifts from while being married to Elsa.

[via Chris Meisenzahl]

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5 Responses to Einstein’s Love Letters

  1. Rosa says:

    I know a lot of people consider Einstein their hero, but I don’t understand why.
    In his personal life he was a complete jerk (these letters illustrate part of this). In addition, one of his sons was mentally ill and Einstein refused to contribute financially to his sons upbringing and his wife had to support them on her own.

    He had some good ideas scientificially but he is far from being someone I’d want to emulate.

  2. sivuyile says:

    yeah! einstein was human after all.he was imperfect. but it would be unfair to discount his contribution to mankind.no one said einstein was a perfect being. and i think it is a crime to call a man of his calibre a ‘complete jerk’.

    ‘With fame I became more and more stupid, wich is a very common phenomenon’
    Einstein

    ‘anyone who has made a mistake had never tried anything new’Einstein

    ‘you don’t really understand something unless you can explain it to your grandmother’ Einstein

  3. Mr K says:

    In 2015 I will release my letters. AE to one of his lovers. (12 handwritten letters from A.Einstein to one lady.)
    He was a player.

  4. JB says:

    I think relativity is a bunch of crap. Nikola Tesla also thought it was worthless. Tesla said relativity was “a beggar in a fine purple robe.”. To have force, you need matter. Gravity is a force that holds us on the earth. Einstein stated that gravity is not a force, but a distortion of space time. I got news for you: there is not such thing as space time. It is an abstract concept represented by a 4 dimensional matrix. Gravity bends light because gravity is a force field. Physics is all about force fields and particles and vibration of atoms and electrons dropping to lower energy levels. None of the concepts of relativity have anything to do with physics, they are merely abstract mathematical concepts, mere mathematical recreation of the Einstein’s mind. Not one invention in the last hundred years has been a derivative of relativiy. And the Gravity Probe B did not prove relativity, all it proved was that there is the existance of the ether, which was proved in the 1930s by Miller. But that information has been supressed by students by relativity-loving professors. All we are taught is Michael and Morley.

  5. ron says:

    what, did you just read the science version of zinn? :-)

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