A newly released volume of Einstein’s papers covers a turbulent 15 months in his life and include previously unpublished letters, some expressing desire for “a normal life.”
“This latest volume is extraordinarily rich, and illuminates in great detail Einstein’s scientific work and his exchanges and collaboration with many scientists in Europe, Japan, and the US,” says Diana Kormos-Buchwald, the general editor of the series, a professor of history at the California Institute of Technology (Caltech), and the director of the Einstein Papers Project.
“Most striking is seeing Einstein so thoroughly engaged in numerous professional and political activities while in private worrying about his own safety, given the rather violent atmosphere in Berlin at the time,” adds Kormos-Buchwald.
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