- Every child can recognize Einstein's face. Was he handsome? I cannot say Yes,
but I cannot say No.
- I can say however that Einstein appears to be very happy when he was with a woman.
I am not the first one to recognize this. Look at the cover page of one of the Washingtonian Magazines. They had to add a women to the Einstein monument located at the front ground of the National Academy of Sciences in the capital city of the United States.
- Here is a photo of myself at this monument. It was a morning after a heavy-snow night in Washington. I was very happy to be with Einstein, but he appears much happier with a women in the photo.
Mileva Maric was Einstein's first wife. She was Einstein's classmate
while he was a student the
ETH of Zurich
(Swiss Federal Institute of Technology in Zürich) in Switzerland.
They lived together in Bern while Einstein worked for the Swiss patent office.
Mileva was an excellent scientist. It is said that she made a substantial contribution while Einstein's was developing his special theory of relativity leading to the formula E = mc2, which serves as Einstein's nickname.
Their marriage ended with divorce in 1919. However, it is said that their scientific collaboration continued for many years after their separation.
I am sloppily dressed in this photo because I went out
for a mid-night snack from my hotel room.
- I met this young lady working at a restaurant in Key West,
Florida (2016). When I bragged about myself as an Einsteinist, she showed me her name
tag, and told me her family name is Maric. I then asked her whether Albert Einstein
was her relative. She said No, but having Maric as her family name is enough to
This young lady came from Bosnia, and Einstein's Maric came from Serbia. Serbia and Bosnia are geographical neighbors, and both countries used to be provinces of one Slavic country called Yugoslavia (southern Slavic country).
When I introduce myself to people, I introduce me as an Einsteinist instead of a physicist. In this way, they understand what I am doing quickly. They do not know what physicists are doing.
was Einstein's second wife. She was a first cousin of Albert Einstein
through their mothers (their mothers were sisters). Their fathers were first cousins.
Thus, Elsa was Einstein' second cousin. Her maiden name was thus Elsa Einstein.
She came to the Princeton in the United States with her husband in 1933, to avoid Hitler's atrocity. She died there in 1936.
Here is another photo of Elsa with Einstein. This photo is from the Einstein Museum in Bern.
- Johanna Fantova met Einstein in the 1920s while they were in Europe. She
then came to Princeton to become a librarian at the University. It is quite
possible that she came to Princeton to meet Einstein.
Apparently they spent time together often. Here is an article about them published in one of the Princeton magazines (2004).
It appears that they were enjoying boating together at the Lake Carnegie in Princeton. Princeton was developed as college town (all-male school until 1969). It was a dull place. The Lake Carnegie was an important relaxing spot for the residents of Princeton.
- Dear Professor Kim,
I thought you may like a copy of the attached photo. You are welcome to place it on your web site. The original belongs to me (I picked it up many years ago in a Parisian antique shop). I believe the lady in the picture is Irene Joliot-Curie, Marie Curie's daughter. It appears that this photo was taken at the front doorsteps of Einstein's house on Mercer Street in Princeton.
- Prof. John K. Webb, School of Physics, University of New South Wales, Sydney, NSW 2052, Australia. Ph: +61293855578, fax: +61293856060.
- Science News @ UNSW:
Relaxing moments at his home in Princeton.
- I found this photo at one of the
the Einstein Museums in Bern, Switzerland. The caption says in three
languages: German, French, and English. It says "Einstein's Life
in Mercer Street 112 in Princeton."
- There are two museums in Bern (Switzerland) dedicated to Einstein.
- One is the
Einsteinhaus, the apartment where Einstein lived from 1902
to 1914, while working for the Swiss patent office.
- The other is the
Einstein Section at the History Musuem of Bern.
- I was at the both places. Click here for my photos from Einstein's Bern.
- One is the Einsteinhaus, the apartment where Einstein lived from 1902 to 1914, while working for the Swiss patent office.
- In 1914, Einstein moved from Bern to Berlin.
for Einstein in Berlin.
- In 1933, Einstein moved with Elsa (his second wife) to Princeton, New Jersey, USA.
He died there in 1955. Click here for
my photos from Princeton.
- In August of 1945, Americans ended the Second World War by dropping nuclear bombs on
the Japanese cities called Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Einstein became a God-like scientist
even though he had nothing to do with the designing process of the bomb.
- He then became known as the father of theories of relativity. Thus, many ambitious
students wanted to go to Princeton to work with Einstein on relativity. This trend
continued until the 1960s long after he died in 1955. I was one of those ambitious boys,
and I went to Princeton in 1958, three years after he went to Heaven. How did I then
talk to Einstein? Click here for my answer.
- Einstein's formula E = mc2 serves as his nickname. This formula is more than 100 years old. What happened since then? Click here for further contents of this formla.
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- Einstein-Haus in Bern, Switzerland
The birth place of E = mc2.
Click here for photos from Einstein's Bern.
I received my PhD degree from Princeton in 1961, seven years after high school graduation in 1954. This means that I did much of the ground work for the degree during my high school years covering the years (1950-53) of the Korean War.
- Click here for my high school diary.
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- Einstein page.
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