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The Resource Einstein's wife : the real story of Mileva Einstein-Marić, Allen Esterson and David C. Cassidy ; with a contribution by Ruth Lewin Sime

Einstein's wife : the real story of Mileva Einstein-Marić, Allen Esterson and David C. Cassidy ; with a contribution by Ruth Lewin Sime

Label
Einstein's wife : the real story of Mileva Einstein-Marić
Title
Einstein's wife
Title remainder
the real story of Mileva Einstein-Marić
Statement of responsibility
Allen Esterson and David C. Cassidy ; with a contribution by Ruth Lewin Sime
Title variation
  • Story of Mileva Einstein-Marić
  • Mileva Einstein-Marić
Creator
Contributor
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Albert Einstein's first wife, Mileva Einstein-Marić, was forgotten for decades. When a trove of correspondence between them beginning in their student days was discovered in 1986, her story began to be told. Some of the tellers of the "Mileva Story" made startling claims: that she was a brilliant mathematician who surpassed her husband, and that she made uncredited contributions to his most celebrated papers in 1905, including his paper on special relativity. This book, based on extensive historical research, uncovers the real "Mileva Story." Mileva was one of the few women of her era to pursue higher education in science; she and Einstein were students together at the Zurich Polytechnic. Mileva's ambitions for a science career, however, suffered a series of setbacks--failed diploma examinations, a disagreement with her doctoral dissertation adviser, an out-of-wedlock pregnancy by Einstein. She and Einstein married in 1903 and had two sons, but the marriage failed. Was Mileva her husband's uncredited coauthor, unpaid assistant, or his essential helpmeet? It's tempting to believe that she was her husband's secret collaborator, but the authors of Einstein's Wife look at the actual evidence, and a chapter by Ruth Lewin Sime offers important historical context. The story they tell is that of a brave and determined young woman who struggled against a variety of obstacles at a time when science was not very welcoming to women
Biography type
individual biography
Cataloging source
DLC
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1936-
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Esterson, Allen
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
index present
LC call number
QC16.E52
LC item number
E88 2019
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
  • 1945-
  • 1939-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
  • Cassidy, David C.
  • Sime, Ruth Lewin
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Einstein-Marić, Mileva
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein, Albert
  • Einstein-Marić, Mileva
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • Mathematicians
  • 42.01 history of biology
  • Families
  • Marriage
  • Mathematicians
  • Women mathematicians
  • Germany
  • Serbia
Label
Einstein's wife : the real story of Mileva Einstein-Marić, Allen Esterson and David C. Cassidy ; with a contribution by Ruth Lewin Sime
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mileva and Albert / D.C. Cassidy. Trajectories -- The Zurich Polytechnic -- An unsuccessful marriage -- Women in science / Ruth Lewin Sime. Women in science : struggle and success -- Examining the Mileva story / Allen Esterson. The story begins -- The story emerges -- Collaboration as students -- Collaboration during their marriage -- The story spreads -- The story continues -- The story concludes -- Appendixes
Control code
1077585792
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780262039611
Lccn
2018029638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028910103
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077585792
Label
Einstein's wife : the real story of Mileva Einstein-Marić, Allen Esterson and David C. Cassidy ; with a contribution by Ruth Lewin Sime
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Introduction -- Mileva and Albert / D.C. Cassidy. Trajectories -- The Zurich Polytechnic -- An unsuccessful marriage -- Women in science / Ruth Lewin Sime. Women in science : struggle and success -- Examining the Mileva story / Allen Esterson. The story begins -- The story emerges -- Collaboration as students -- Collaboration during their marriage -- The story spreads -- The story continues -- The story concludes -- Appendixes
Control code
1077585792
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
xxi, 313 pages
Isbn
9780262039611
Lccn
2018029638
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40028910103
Other physical details
illustrations
System control number
(OCoLC)1077585792

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