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A Science Odyssey Guest 3 wearing an Albert Einstein mask

Tell us about your education.


Ah yes, my education. I have few fond memories of the years spent at the Luitpold Gymnasium in Munich, or the other schools I attended in Munich, for that matter. I had a disdain for authority and rigid discipline, which these schools had no shortage of.

I graduated from the Federal Polytechnic Academy in 1900, where I studied mathematics and physics for four years. I must admit, I did not excel in my studies -- perhaps I should not have cut so many classes.

In 1905 I was awarded a PhD from the University of Zurich, and from there went on to teach at various universities.



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