Albert Einstein’s first wife, Mileva Marić, also studied physics – rare for a woman in Europe in her day. She and Einstein met as students and wed before he published on relativity in 1905. Allen Esterson and David C. Cassidy detail Marić’s life, her college life (and grades), and her career and marital struggles. Despite the book’s awkward structure – one writer starts it, another finishes it and a chapter on women scientists splits it – the authors bring Marić’s youth, schooling and tragic life to light and explore how much she did – or didn’t – contribute to her husband’s work.
About the Authors
Allen Esterson is a retired lecturer in mathematics and physics at Southwark College. Science historian David C. Cassidy is professor emeritus at Hofstra University.