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Einstein and the Quantum by A. Douglas Stone

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CHAPTER 16

CREATIVE FUSION

I am very sorry if I have caused you distress by my careless behavior. I answered the congratulatory card your wife sent me on the occasion of my appointment too heartily and thereby reawakened the old affection we had for each other. But this was not done with impure intentions. The behavior of your wife, for whom I have the greatest respect, was totally honorable. It was wrong of my wife—and excusable only on account of extreme jealousy—to behave—without my knowledge—the way she did.” In June of 1909, Einstein sent this apology to someone he had never met, George Meyer, who happened to be the husband of Anna Meyer-Schmid, a woman with whom Einstein had flirted on vacation more than a decade earlier. Anna had read ...

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