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Resources and Readings
The suggested links and books were selected on the basis of significant content about Mileva Maric or the theoretical physics that may have involved her direct collaboration.

These resources can help you learn more about:
  • The relationship of Mileva Maric and Albert Einstein;
  • The science that made Einstein famous; and,
  • The history of women in science.

Online Resources


Internet resources are listed in alphabetical order. The hosting organization is named after the site title. Links were verified for operability in October 2003.

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Albert Einstein Archives
Hebrew University of Jerusalem
Contains biographical and multimedia materials. Gives direct access to Einstein Archives Online and images of selected manuscripts.

Contributions of 20th Century Women to Physics
UCLA
Profiles of 83 female physicists. Recent history of gender bias in science. Database of books and articles about women in science.

Einstein Papers Project
Caltech
Identifies locations and extent of Einstein's papers (scientific, professional, and personal). Links to Einstein Archives Online.

Einstein Revealed
NOVA, PBS
The site focuses on Einstein, with some discussion of Mileva. Site features include a timeline, gallery, and interactive exhibits.

How Einstein Found the Formula
American Institute of Physics
Listen to Einstein describe his discovery of E=mc2. Choice of audio formats, with transcription to assist in deciphering his accent.

The Light Stuff: Joe's Room
NOVA, PBS
Einstein believed the speed of light was constant. But in Joe's Room there are three things that can slow down light. Will you find them?

Physics 2000 | Einstein's Legacy
University of Colorado
Learn how Einstein's science led to X-rays, microwave ovens, lasers, and more.

Physics 2000 | Science Trek
University of Colorado
Explore light waves, magnetism - even quantum mechanics - and see how theoretical physicists think.

Think Like Einstein
NOVA, PBS
A 'thought experiment' that lets you explore the same puzzles Einstein studied, think about answers, and understand relativity.

Time Traveler (The Twin Paradox)
NOVA, PBS
You set the speed of light, and the distance - then see what happens if you travel through time. (Requires Shockwave, text-only option available.)



Suggested Reading
Books are arranged in alphabetical order by title. Some of these volumes are difficult to acquire, and a few are quite expensive. Before investing in personal copies, visit your local public library or contact the nearest university library. Ask about additional suggestions for related reading.

Albert Einstein - Mileva Maric: The Love Letters, eds. Renn and Schulmann. Princeton University Press, 1992. ISBN: 0691087601

"Albert Einstein and Mileva Mari: A Collaboration That Failed to Develop" by John Stachel: PDF Download

Biographical Dictionary of Women in Science: Pioneering Lives from Ancient Times to the Mid-20th Century, eds. Ogilvie and Harvey. Routledge, 2000. ISBN: 0415920388

Einstein from 'B' to 'Z' by John Stachel, Birkhaeuser, 2002. ISBN: 0-8176-4143-2.

Einstein, History, and Other Passions: The Rebellion against Science at the End of the Twentieth Century, Gerald Holton. Harvard University Press, 2000. See Chapter 8: Of Physics, Love, and Other Passions: The Letters of Albert and Mileva. ISBN: 0674004337

Einstein in Love: A Scientific Romance, Dennis Overbye. Viking, 2000. ISBN: 0670894303

Einstein's Daughter: The Search for Lieserl, Michele Zackheim. Riverhead Books, 1999. ISBN: 1573221279

Einstein's Wife: Work and Marriage in the Lives of Five Great Twentieth-Century Women, Andrea Gabor. Viking, 1995. Limited availability. ISBN: 0670842109

Hans Albert Einstein: Reminiscences of His Life and Our Life Together, Elizabeth Roboz Einstein. Iowa Inst. of Hydraulic Research, 1991. Limited availability. ISBN: 0874140838

In Albert's Shadow: The Life and Letters of Mileva Maric, Einstein's First Wife, ed. Milan Popovic. Johns Hopkins University Press, [release date Nov. 2003]. ISBN: 080187856X

Im Schatten Albert Einsteins: das tragische Leben der Mileva Einstein-Maric, Desanka Trbuhovic Gjuric. P. Haupt, 1993. In German. ISBN: 3258047006

The Private Lives of Albert Einstein by Roger Highfield and Paul Carter. Faber and Faber, 1993.

Women Scientists in America: Before Affirmative Action, 1940-1972, Margaret Rossiter. The Johns Hopkins Univ. Press, 1995.

Women in Science, Vivian Gornick. Touchstone Books; Revised edition, 1985

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