By ISTVAN HARGITTAI, MAGDOLNA HARGITTAI
Candid technology VI concludes the sequence via narrating the conversations with recognized scientists from the biomedical sciences, chemistry, and physics. There are 31 Nobel laureates and eleven different luminaries between them. The scientists are within the box of biomedical sciences, chemistry and physics.
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Indd 32 5/5/2014 1:40:03 PM divided family 33 reputation for teaching and research in the sciences and engineering, the school promised Hans Albert an excellent education in civil engineering, his chosen field. Engineering seemed like a natural choice for Hans Albert. Throughout his life, he was known for his practical nature, for the pleasure he took in the physical manipulation and design of objects, and for his love of handson experiences. Family letters indicate that those traits were dominant in Hans Albert even in his youth, for example, when at age 12 he built a detailed boat model that was praised by his father.
Indd 25 5/5/2014 1:40:01 PM 26 hans albert einstein and the sense that their relationship had become untenable for him, feelings that he later expressed to his friends. “I have had the particularly good fortune of separating from my wife,” he wrote to his friend Heinrich Zangger late in 1914. “My nerves could not have withstood any longer the pressure … which this barbaric character had been exerting on me” (CPAE, Vol. 10 (2006): Vol. 8, No. 41a, after December 27, 1914), elsewhere calling his marriage a “10-year prison” (CPAE, Vol.
Their picture is one of Albert’s and Mileva’s mutual love and respect, hard work to support and maintain a young family, and warm home graced by friends, energetic discussions, and music. Most importantly, these biographers claim that Mileva continued expressing her knowledge of physics each night by discussing ideas and working on calculations with Albert at a kerosene-lit table, times reminiscent of their happy student days in Zurich. Indeed, some physicists have speculated about the possibility of Mileva’s collaboration with Albert and his work on relativity.
Candid science VI: more conversations with famous scientists by ISTVAN HARGITTAI, MAGDOLNA HARGITTAI