In October of 1900, a young Serbian woman named Mileva Marić was at her family home in southern Hungary when a letter arrived from her lover—a former classmate at the Zurich Polytechnic named Albert Einstein. “I’m so lucky to have found you,” he wrote, “a creature who is my equal, and who is as strong and independent as I am! I feel alone with everyone else except you.”
Author: Ruth Lewin Sime
Ruth Lewin Sime is the author of Lise Meitner: A Life in Physics and a contributor to Einstein’s Wife.