Marie Benedict

The Other Einstein

Summary: 
Mileva "Mitza" Maric is an extraordinarily brilliant, gifted Eastern European woman studying physics in Zurich, Switzerland at the dawn of the 20th century. There she meets and falls in love with the charismatic Albert Einstein, a fellow student in her all-male class. Together these two young scientists share many ideas, mathematical calculations as well as physical intimacy. When Mitza becomes pregnant out-of-wedlock she is forced to abandon her studies and return to her family to have the child. This carefully researched historical novel poses many questions regarding Mileva's role in the development of the theory of relativity. It proposes that she deserves far more credit for the development of this groundbreaking vision of the nature of the universe. Written in the first person, Marie Benedict gives this forgotten woman a heart, mind, and voice that tells a story which needs to be shared with the world.

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