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Collected Papers of Albert Einstein #05: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 5: The Swiss Years: Correspondence, 1902-1914

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Publisher Comments:

This volume, the first in the series to be devoted to Einstein's correspondence, begins in June 1902, when he went to work at the Swiss Patent Office. It closes in March 1914, as Einstein left Switzerland to take up his appointment as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The great majority of the more than 500 letters from and to Einstein presented here have not been published before, and some of them will be new even to most Einstein scholars. They give us a much richer picture of Einstein in his twenties and early thirties than we have ever had. We see him through his correspondence with his mother, his wife Mileva, and, from 1912 on, his cousin Elsa, who would later become his second wife. He maintains close ties with old friends, but his circle widens, particularly after 1906, to include a number of his contemporaries in physics such as Max Laue and Paul Ehrenfest. He also develops important relationships with older theorists--Max Planck, Arnold Sommerfeld, and especially H. A. Lorentz.

The letters in this volume clarify the development of his academic career once he leaves the Patent Office in 1909, and bring out the important parts played by such staunch supporters of Einstein as Alfred Kleiner, Fritz Haber, and, above all, Walther Nernst.

Most significant, however, is the way the letters document crucial aspects of Einstein's scientific activity: his concentration for years on the unfathomable problems of quanta and radiation, his extensive knowledge of experimental physics, his many fruitful interactions with experimentalists, and finally his long struggle to generalize the 1905 theory of relativity to include gravitation and accelerated frames of reference.

Synopsis:

This volume, the first in the series to be devoted to Einstein's correspondence, begins in June 1902, when he went to work at the Swiss Patent Office. It closes in March 1914, as Einstein left Switzerland to take up his appointment as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The great majority of the more than 500 letters from and to Einstein presented here have not been published before, and some of them will be new even to most Einstein scholars. They give us a much richer picture of Einstein in his twenties and early thirties than we have ever had. We see him through his correspondence with his mother, his wife Mileva, and, from 1912 on, his cousin Elsa, who would later become his second wife. He maintains close ties with old friends, but his circle widens, particularly after 1906, to include a number of his contemporaries in physics such as Max Laue and Paul Ehrenfest. He also develops important relationships with older theorists--Max Planck, Arnold Sommerfeld, and especially H. A. Lorentz.

The letters in this volume clarify the development of his academic career once he leaves the Patent Office in 1909, and bring out the important parts played by such staunch supporters of Einstein as Alfred Kleiner, Fritz Haber, and, above all, Walther Nernst.

Most significant, however, is the way the letters document crucial aspects of Einstein's scientific activity: his concentration for years on the unfathomable problems of quanta and radiation, his extensive knowledge of experimental physics, his many fruitful interactions with experimentalists, and finally his long struggle to generalize the 1905 theory of relativity to include gravitation and accelerated frames of reference.

Table of Contents

List of Texts xi

List of Illustrations xxix

INTRODUCTORY MATERIAL

Introduction to Volume 5 xxxi

Supplement to the Editorial Method in Previous Volumes xxxix

Acknowledgments xliii

Note on the Translation xlv

List of Location Symbols xlvi

List of Descriptive Symbols xlix

TEXTS 3

Vol. 1, 34a. To Pauline Winteler, 21 May 1897*

Vol. 1, 48a. To Rosa Winteler, August 1899* Vol. 1, 98a. To Carl Paalzow, 12 April 1901*

1. To Mileva Marić, 28 June 1902 or later

2. To Hans Wohlwend, 15 August-3 October 1902

3. Dedication, Einstein as Member of the Olympia Academy, 1903, including Translation

4. Marriage Certificate, 6 January 1903

5. To Michele Besso, 22? January 1903

6. From Michele Besso, 7-11 February 1903

7. To Michele Besso, 17 March 1903

8. To Helene Savić, ca. 20 March 1903

9. From Emma Ehrat-Ühlinger, 22 March 1903

10. To Emma Ehrat-Ühlinger, last week of March 1903

11. To Jakob Ehrat, last week of March 1903

12. From Mileva Einstein-Marić, 27 August 1903

13. To Mileva Einstein-Marić, 19? September 1903

14. To Conrad Habicht, 3 October 1903

15. To Conrad Habicht, 30 November 1903

16. To Conrad Habicht, 20 February 1904

17. To Marcel Grossmann, 6? April 1904

18. To Conrad Habicht, 15 April 1904

19. To Helene and Milivoj Savi´, 15 May 1904

20. To Mileva Einstein-Marić, 25 July 1904

21. To Conrad Habicht, 1 August 1904

22. To Conrad Habicht, 6 August 1904

23. To Conrad Habicht, 6 August 1904

* This document was discovered after the publication of Volume One.

24. From the Swiss Patent Office, 20 September 1904

25. To Conrad Habicht, 6 March 1905

26. To Conrad Habicht, 6 March 1905

27. To Conrad Habicht, 18 or 25 May 1905

28. To Conrad Habicht, 30 June-22 September 1905

29. To Rudolf Martin, 20 July 1905

30. To Conrad Habicht, 20 July 1905-summer 1915

31. Expert Opinion by Alfred Kleiner and Heinrich Burkhardt on

Einstein's Dissertation, 22-23 July 1905

32. To Philipp Lenard, 16 November 1905

33. From Josef Zametzer, 7 January 1906

34. From the Swiss Patent Office, 13 March 1906

35. To the Bern Municipal Gas and Water Works, 23 April 1906

36. To Maurice Solovine, 27 April 1906

37. From Max Laue, 2 June 1906

38. To the Bern Municipal Gas and Water Works, 6 June 1906

39. To Conrad Habicht, 27 July 1906

40. From Wilhelm Röntgen, 18 September 1906

41. To Jost Winteler, 3 November 1906

42. To Helene and Milivoj Savić, December 1906?

43. To Alfred Schnauder, 5 January-11 May 1907

44. To Jost Winteler, 7 February 1907

45. To Johannes Stark, 13 April 1907

46. To the Department of Education, Canton of Bern, 17 June 1907

47. From Max Planck, 6 July 1907

Editorial Note: Einstein's "Maschinchen " for the Measurement of Small Quantities of Electricity

48. To Conrad and Paul Habicht, 15 July 1907

Editorial Note: Einstein on Superluminal Signal Velocities

49. To Wilhelm Wien, 23 July 1907

50. To Wilhelm Wien, 25 July 1907

51. To Wilhelm Wien, 29 July 1907

52. To Wilhelm Wien, 7 August 1907

53. To Wilhelm Wien, 11 August 1907

54. To Paul and Conrad Habicht, 16 August 1907

55. To Wilhelm Wien, 26 August 1907

56. To Conrad and Paul Habicht, 2 September 1907

57. From Max Laue, 4 September 1907

58. To Johannes Stark, 25 September 1907

59. From the B. G. Teubner Publishing House, 3 October 1907

60. From Johannes Stark, 4 October 1907

61. To Johannes Stark, 7 October 1907

62. From Hermann Minkowski, 9 October 1907

63. To Johannes Stark, 1 November 1907

64. From Max Planck, 9 November 1907

65. From Richard Lorenz, 15 November 1907

66. To Johannes Stark, 7 December 1907

67. Swiss Patent Office Letter on the AEG Alternating Current Machine, 11 December 1907

68. To Rudolf Ladenburg, 20 December 1907

69. To Conrad Habicht, 24 December 1907

70. From Max Laue, 27 December 1907

71. To Marcel Grossmann, 3 January 1908

72. To Arnold Sommerfeld, 5 January 1908

73. To Arnold Sommerfeld, 14 January 1908

74. From Adolf Gasser, mid-January 1908

75. From Jakob Bosshart, 16 January 1908

76. To the Council of Education, Canton of Zurich, 20 January 1908

77. From Jakob Laub, 27 January 1908

78. From Alfred Kleiner, 28 January 1908

79. From Jakob Laub, 2 February 1908

80. From Alfred Kleiner, 8 February 1908

81. To Paul Gruner, 11 February 1908

82. From Johannes Stark, 11 February 1908

83. From Emil Bose, 12 February 1908

84. To Conrad Habicht, 14 February 1908

85. To Johannes Stark, 17 February 1908

86. From Paul Habicht, 19 February 1908

87. From Johannes Stark, 19 February 1908

88. To Johannes Stark, 22 February 1908

89. From Albert Gobat, 28 February 1908

90. To Johannes Stark, 29 February 1908

91. From Jakob Laub, 1 March 1908

92. From Adolf Gasser, 9 March 1908

93. From Paul Habicht, 17 March 1908

94. From Joseph Kowalski, 30 March 1908

95. From Paul Habicht, 4 April 1908

96. To Mileva Einstein-Marić, 17 April 1908

97. From Karl Jaberg, 12 May 1908

98. From Heinrich Burkhardt, 17 May 1908

99. From Paul Habicht, 17 May 1908

100. From Aurel Stodola, 17 May 1908

101. From Jakob Laub, 18 May 1908

102. From Jakob Laub, 19 May 1908

103. From Jakob Laub, 30 May 1908

104. From Paul Habicht, June 1908

105. To Marian von Smoluchowski, 11 June 1908

106. From Aurel Stodola, 13 June 1908

107. From Lucien Chavan, 23 June 1908

108. From Paul Habicht, 4 July 1908

109. To August Hagenbach, 6 July 1908

110. From August Hagenbach, 9 July 1908

111. To August Hagenbach, 14 July 1908

112. From Frau Ruprecht, 27 July 1908

113. To Jakob Laub, 30 July 1908

114. To Lucien and Jeanne Chavan, 13 August 1908

115. To Maurice Solovine, 15 August 1908

116. From Maurice Solovine, 18 August 1908 '

117. From Alfred Bucherer, 7 September 1908

118. From Max Planck, 8 September 1908

119. From Alfred Bucherer, 9 September 1908

120. From Alfred Bucherer, 10 September 1908

121. From the Rudolf Wyss Furniture Store, 24 September 1908

122. From Paul Habicht, 12 October 1908

123. From Adolf Gasser, second half of October 1908

124. From Paul Habicht, 22 October 1908

125. To Jakob Laub, after 1 November 1908

126. From the S. Hirzel Publishing House, 2 November 1908

127. From Paul Gruner, 9 November 1908

128. From Alfred Bucherer, 26 November 1908

129. To Johannes Stark, 2 December 1908

130. To Albert Gockel, 3 December 1908

131. To Maurice Solovine, 3 December 1908

132. To Johannes Stark, 14 December 1908

133. From Arthur Schoenflies, 15 January 1909

134. From Paul Habicht, 18 January 1909

135. From Alfred Schweitzer, 19 January 1909

136. From Wilhelm Wien, 19 January 1909

137. From Dmitry Mirimanoff, 12 February 1909

138. From Aurel Stodola, 12 February 1909

139. To Jakob Ehrat and Emma Ehrat-Ühlinger, 15 February 1909

140. To Otto Stoll, 25 February 1909

141. To Lucien Chavan, 3 March 1909

142. To Maurice Solovine, 18 March 1909

143. To Jakob Laub, 20 March 1909

144. To Albert Gockel, 25? March 1909

145. From Josef Weiß, 25 March 1909

146. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 30 March 1909

147. To Johannes Stark, 6 April 1909

148. From Johannes Stark, 8 April 1909

149. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 13 April 1909

150. To Conrad Habicht, 15 April 1909

151. To Conrad Habicht, 28 April 1909

152. From Ayao Kuwaki, 2 May 1909

153. From Hendrik A. Lorentz, 6 May 1909

154. To Anna Meyer-Schmid, 12 May 1909

155. To Fritz Reiche, 12 May 1909

156. From Wilhelm Fiedler, 13 May 1909

157. To Alfred Stern, 14 May 1909

158. To Jakob Ehrat, 16 May 1909

159. From Jakob Laub, 16 May 1909

160. To Jakob Laub, 17 May 1909

161. To Jakob Laub, 19 May 1909

162. From George Searle, 20 May 1909

163. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 23 May 1909

164. From Lucien Chavan, 28 May 1909

165. From Philipp Lenard, 5 June 1909

166. To Georg Meyer, 7 June 1909

167. To Friedrich Adler, 12 June 1909

168. To Eilhard Wiedemann, 14 June 1909

169. To the Swiss Department of Justice, 6 July 1909

170. To Lucien and Jeanne Chavan-Perrin, 9 July 1909

171. From Paul Tinguely, 17 July 1909

172. To Johannes Stark, 31 July 1909

173. To the Department of Education, Canton of Bern, 3 August 1909

174. To Ernst Mach, 9 August 1909

175. To Ernst Mach, 17 August 1909

176. To Edgar Meyer, 28 August 1909

177. To Conrad Habicht, 3 September 1909

178. To Edgar Meyer, 28 September 1909

179. To Arnold Sommerfeld, 29 September 1909

180. To Lucien Chavan, 19 October 1909

181. To Adolf Hurwitz, after 22 October 1909

182. To Edgar Meyer, 29 October 1909

183. To Helene Savić, November 1909-February 1910

184. To the Department of Education, Canton of Zurich, 1 November 1909

185. To Conrad Habicht, 5 November 1909

186. To Jean Perrin, 11 November 1909

187. To Michele Besso, 17 November 1909

188. To Edgar Meyer, 18 November 1909

189. Expert Opinion on the Dissertation of Hermann Schüepp, 30 November 1909

190. To Conrad Habicht, 14 December 1909

191. To Conrad Habicht 14 December 1909

192. To Conrad Habicht, 17 December 1909

193. To Lucien Chavan, 19 December 1909

194. From Milo&sbreve; Marić, 28 December 1909

195. To Michele Besso, 31 December 1909

196. To Jakob Laub, 31 December 1909

197. To Arnold Sommerfeld, 19 January 1910

198. To Conrad Habicht, 4 March 1910

199. To Jakob Laub, 16 March 1910

200. To Lucien Chavan, 24 March 1910

201. To Lucien Chavan, 24 March 1910

202. To Conrad Habicht, 31 March 1910

203. To Lucien Chavan, 15 April 1910

204. To Pauline Einstein, 28 April 1910

205. To Lucien Chavan, 6 May 1910

206. To Edgar Meyer, 11 May 1910

207. To Lucien Chavan, 14 May 1910

208. To Lucien Chavan, 17 May 1910

209, To Ludwig Hopf, 21 June 1910

210. Student Petition to Retain Einstein on the Faculty of the University of Zurich, 23 June 1910

211. To Arnold Sommerfeld, July 1910

212. From Géza MÜller, 1 July 1910

213. To Lucien Chavan, 2 July 1910

214. To Conrad Habicht, 27 July 1910

215. To Lucien and Jeanne Chavan-Perrin, 30 July 1910

216. To Alfred Stern, 30 July 1910

217. To Helene and Milivoj Savić, before 1 August 1910

218. To Ludwig Hopf, 2 August 1910

219. To Conrad Habicht, 11 August 1910

220. To Paul Hertz, 14 August 1910

221. To Ludwig Hopf, 19 August 1910

222. To Paul Hertz, 26 August 1910

223. To Franz Rusch, 26 August 1910

224. To Jakob Laub, 27 August 1910

225. From Max Hussarek von Heinlein, 17 September 1910

226. To Wilhelm Wien, 7 October 1910

227. To Jakob Laub, 11 October 1910

228. From the Julius Springer Publishing House, 25 October 1910

229. To the Bursar's Office, University of Zurich, 26 October 1910

230. From Emil Fischer, 1 November 1910

231. To Jakob Laub, 4 November 1910

232. To Emil Fischer, 5 November 1910

233. To Jakob Laub, 11 November 1910

234. To Jakob Laub, 15 November 1910

235. To Leo Graetz, 22 November 1910

236. To Alfred Stern, 6 December 1910

237. To Carl Schröter, 11 December 1910

238. From Count Karl von Stürgkh, 15 December 1910

239. To Ludwig Hopf, 27 December 1910

240. To Edgar Meyer, 27 December 1910

241. To Jakob Laub, 28 December 1910

242. To Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, 31 December 1910

243. To Ludwig Darmstaedter, 2 January 1911

244. To Jean Perrin, 12 January 1911

245. From Count Karl von Stürgkh, 13 January 1911

246. To Lucien Chavan, 17 January 1911

247. To the Department of Education, Canton of Zurich, 20 January 1911

248. To Carl Schröter, 20 January 1911

249. To Carl Schröter, 21 January 1911

250. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 27 January 1911

250a. To the Association of Students of the Natural Sciences, University of Amsterdam, 28 January 1911

251. To Emil Zürcher, 29 January 1911

252. To Friedrich Adler, 9 February 1911

253. From Richard Swinne, 12 February 1911

254. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 15 February 1911

255. From Günther Beck, 16 February 1911

256. To Edgar Meyer, 26 February 1911

257. To Richard Swinne, 26 February 1911

258. To Lucien and Jeanne Chavan-Perrin, 10 March 1911

259. To Hans Schinz, 10 March 1911

260. To Lucien Chavan, 28 March 1911

261. To Conrad Habicht, 2 April 1911

262. To Lucien Chavan, 5 April 1911

263. To Heinrich Zangger, 7 April 1911

264. To Paul Ehrenfest, 12 April 1911

265. To Hans Tanner, 24 April 1911

266. To Marcel Grossmann, 27 April 1911

267. To Michele Besso, 13 May 1911

268. To Heinrich Zangger, 7 June 1911

269. From Ernest Solvay, with an Invitation to the Solvay Congress, 9 June 1911

270. To Walther Nernst, 20 June 1911

271. To Lucien Chavan, 5-6 July 1911

272. To Zürcher and Furrer and Co., 11 July 1911

273. To the Eleventh Congress of Polish Physicians and Natural Scientists, before 21 July 1911

274. From Alfred and Clara Stern, 2 August 1911

275. To Jakob Laub, 10 August 1911

276. To Michele Besso, second half of August 1911

277. From Willem Julius, 20 August 1911

278. To Willem Julius, 24 August 1911

279. To Heinrich Zangger, 24 August 1911

280. From Willem Julius, 26 August 1911

281. To Erwin Freundlich, 1 September 1911

282. From Michele Besso, before 11 September 1911

283. To Michele Besso, 11 September 1911

284. From Willem Julius, 17 September 1911

285. From Pauline Einstein, 18 September 1911

286. To Heinrich Zangger, 20 September 1911

287. To Erwin Freundlich, 21 September 1911

288. To Willem Julius, 22 September 1911

289. From Willem Julius, 27 September 1911

290. From Mileva Einstein-Marić, 4 October 1911

291. Heinrich Zangger to Ludwig Forrer, 9 October 1911

292. From Willem Julius, 11 October 1911

293. To Hans Tanner, 13 October 1911

294. From Ludwig Hopf, 13 October 1911

295. To Willem Julius, 18 October 1911

296. To Michele Besso, 21 October 1911

297. To Heinrich Zangger, 22 October 1911

298. From Pauline Einstein, 22 October 1911

299. From Michele Besso, 23 October 1911

300. To Mileva Einstein-Marić, 28 October 1911

301. To Mileva Einstein-Marić, 29 October 1911

302. To Willem Julius, 1 November 1911

303. To Heinrich Zangger, 7 November 1911

304. To Willem Julius, 15 November 1911

305. To Heinrich Zangger, 15 November 1911

306. To Willem Julius, 16 November 1911

307. To Marcel Grossmann, 18 November 1911

308. To Heinrich Zangger, 20 November 1911

309. To Heinrich Zangger, 20 November 1911

310. From Willem Julius, 20 November 1911

311. To Willem Julius, 22 November 1911

312. To Ernest Solvay, 22 November 1911

313. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 23 November 1911

314. From Willem Julius, 25 November 1911

315. To Marian von Smoluchowski, 27 November 1911

316. From Hendrik A. Lorentz, 6 December 1911

317. From Robert Gnehm, 8 December 1911

318. From Hendrik A. Lorentz, 8 December 1911

319. To Marcel Grossmann, 10 December 1911

320. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 12 December 1911

321. From Marcel Grossmann, 12 December 1911

322. From Willem Julius, 12 December 1911

323. From Marian von Smoluchowski, 12 December 1911

324. To Robert Gnehm, 13 December 1911

325. To Heinrich Zangger, 13-16 December 1911

326. From Robert Gnehm, 16 December 1911

327. To Willem Julius, 18 December 1911

328. To Robert Gnehm, 19 December 1911

329. From Fritz Haber, 19 December 1911

330. To Heinrich Zangger, 25 December 1911

331. To Michele Besso, 26 December 1911

332. From Paul Habicht, 27 December 1911

333. From Max Laue, 27 December 1911

334. From Willem Julius, 29 December 1911

335. To Lucien and Jeanne Chavan-Perrin, January 1912

336. To Erwin Freundlich, 8 January 1912

337. From George Pegram, 9 January 1912

338. To Fritz Fichter-Bernoulli, 17 January 1912

339. To Wilhelm Wien, 17 January 1912

340. From Arnold Eucken, 23 January 1912

341. From Robert Gnehm, 23 January 1912

342. To Paul Ehrenfest, 26 January 1912

343. To Wilhelm Wien, 27 January 1912

344. To Heinrich Zangger, 27 January 1912

345. To Lucien Chavan, 28 January 1912

346. To George Pegram, 29 January 1912

347. From Heinrich Zangger, 30 January 1912

348. From Heinrich Schenk, 31 January 1912

349. To Carl Schröter, 1 February 1912

350. From Richard Swinne, 1 February 1912

351. To Ludwig Forrer, 2 February 1912

352. To Alfred and Clara Stern, 2 February 1912

353. From Alfred Stern, with Postscript by Clara Stern, 3 February 1912

354. To Michele Besso, 4 February 1912

355. From Robert Gnehm, 7 February 1912

356. To Conrad and Paul Habicht, 9 February 1912

357. To Paul Ehrenfest, 12 February 1912

358. To Robert Gnehm, 12 February 1912

359. From Hendrik A. Lorentz, 13 February 1912

360. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 18 February 1912

361. From Robert Heller, 19 February 1912

362. From Emil Warburg, 19 February 1912

363. From Ludwig Hopf, 20 February 1912

364. To Ludwig Hopf, after 20 February 1912

365. To Wilhelm Wien, 24 February 1912

366. To Heinrich Zangger, before 29 February 1912

367. To Paul Ehrenfest, 29 February 1912

368. From Fritz Haber, 8 March 1912

369. To Paul Ehrenfest, 10 March 1912

370. To Marian von Smoluchowski, 10 March 1912

371. To Wilhelm Wien, 11 March 1912

372. From Walter König, 11 March 1912

373. To Walter König, after 11 March 1912

374. To Alfred and Clara Stern, 17 March 1912

375. To Wilhelm Wien, 20 March 1912

376. To Marian von Smoluchowski, 24 March 1912

377. To Michele Besso, 26 March 1912

378. From David Hilbert, 30 March 1912

379. From Heinrich Zangger, 30 March 1912

380. From Paul Ehrenfest, before 3 April 1912

381. To Alfred Kleiner, 3 April 1912

382. To Alfred Kleiner, 3 April 1912

383. To Alfred Kleiner, 10 April 1912

384. To Paul Ehrenfest, 25 April 1912

385. To Emil Warburg, 25 April 1912

386. To Emil Warburg, after 25 April-before 11 May 1912

387. To Paul Ehrenfest, 26 April 1912

388. To Hans Tanner, 26 April 1912

389. To Elsa Löwenthal, 30 April 1912

390. To Paul Ehrenfest, 2 May 1912

391. To Elsa Löwenthal, 7 May 1912

392. To Wilhelm Wien, 11 May 1912

393. From Paul Ehrenfest, 14 May 1912

394. From Paul Ehrenfest, after 16 May 1912

395. To Wilhelm Wien, 17 May 1912

396. To Marian von Smoluchowski, 20 May 1912

397. To Marian von Smoluchowski, 20 May 1912

398. To Heinrich Zangger, 20 May 1912

399. To Elsa Löwenthal, 21 May 1912

400. Report to the Philosophical Faculty of the German University on a Successor to the Chair of Theoretical Physics, before 23 May 1912

401. To Wilhelm Wien, 30 May 1912

402. From Paul Habicht, 1 June 1912

403. To Conrad Habicht, 2 June 1912

404. To Paul Ehrenfest, 3 June 1912

405. From Alfred Stern, 5 June 1912

406. To Heinrich Zangger, after 5 June 1912

407. To Max Laue, 10 June 1912

408. To Ludwig Hopf, 12 June 1912

409. To Paul Ehrenfest, before 20 June 1912

410. To Anton Lampa?, 29 June 1912

411. From Paul Ehrenfest, 29 June 1912

412. From Pauline Einstein, 2 July 1912

413. To Wilhelm Wien, 10 July 1912

414. Statement of Reasons for Leaving Prague, 3 August 1912

415. To Conrad Habicht, 14 August 1912

416. To Ludwig Hopf, 16 August 1912

417. To David Hilbert, 4 October 1912

418. To Ernst Zermelo, 4 October 1912

419. From Theodor Vetter, 14 October 1912

420. To Erwin Freundlich, 27 October 1912

421. To Arnold Sommerfeld, 29 October 1912

422. To August Hagenbach, 5 November 1912

423. To Lucien Chavan, December 1912

424. To Helene Savić, after 17 December 1912

425. To Paul Ehrenfest, 20-24 December 1912

426. To Otto Marx, 22 December 1912

427. From Theodor Vetter, 4 January 1913

428. Fritz Haber to Hugo Andres Krüss, 4 January 1913

429. To Georg Bredig, 30 January 1913

430. To Unknown Addressee, 2 March 1913

431. To Clara Stern, 14 March 1913

432. To Elsa Löwenthal, ca. 14 March 1913

433. To Maurice Solovine, 16-22 March 1913

434. To Elsa Löwenthal, 23 March 1913

435. To Marie Curie, 3 April 1913

436. To Elsa Löwenthal, 3 April 1913

437. To Jean Perrin, 4 April 1913

438. To the Scientific Committee, Solvay International Institute of Physics, 29 April 1913

439. To Conrad Habicht, 3 May 1913 or after 440. To Alexander Witting, 24 May 1913

441. To Paul Ehrenfest, 28 May 1913

442. To the Director's Office, Technikum Winterthur, 29 May 1913

443. From Charles-Eugène Guye, 31 May 1913

444. To the Faculty of Sciences, University of Geneva, after 31 May-before 5 June 1913

445. Proposal for Einstein's Membership in the Prussian Academy of Sciences, 12 June 1913

446. To Arthur Schidlof, 17 June 1913

447. To Jost Winteler, 23 June 1913

448. To Ernst Mach, 25 June 1913

449. To Arthur Schidlof, 5 July 1913

450. To Conrad Habicht, 7 July 1913

451. To Elsa Löwenthal, 14? July 1913

452. Expert Opinion on the Habilitation Petition of Otto Stern, 15 July 1913

453. To Elsa Löwenthal, 19 July 1913

454. To Elsa Löwenthal, after 19-before 24 July 1913

455. To Jakob Laub, 22 July 1913

456. From Fritz Haber, 22 July 1913

457. To Leonid Mandelshtam, 23 July 1913

458. To Paul Hertz, 27 July 1913

459. From Ida Einstein, 3 August 1913

460. To Lucien and Jeanne Chavan-Perrin, 5 August 1913

461. To Adolf Hurwitz, 6 August 1913

462. To Alfred and Clara Stern, 6 August 1913

463. To Paul Langevin, before 9 August 1913

464. To Alexander Witting, 11 August 1913

465. To Elsa Löwenthal, 11? August 1913

466. To Elsa Luwenthal, after 11 August 1913

467. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 14 August 1913

468. To Erwin Freundlich, mid-August 1913

469. To Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, 16 August 1913

470. To Hendrik A. Lorentz, 16 August 1913

471. To Heike Kamerlingh Onnes, 18 August 1913

472. To Erwin Freundlich, before 26 August 1913

473. To Conrad Habicht, 7 September 1913

474. To Heinrich Zangger, 20 September 1913

475. To Conrad and Anna Habicht-Kehlstadt, October-December 1913

476. To Elsa Löwenthal, 10 October 1913

477. To George Hale, 14 October 1913

478. To Elsa Löwenthal, 16 October 1913

479. To Robert Gnehm, 19 October 1913

480. To Ludwig Hopf, 2 November 1913

481. To Paul Ehrenfest, before 7 November 1913

482. To Elsa Löwenthal, 7 November 1913

483. From George Hale, 8 November 1913

484. To Paul Ehrenfest, second half of November 1913

485. From the Prussian Academy of Sciences, 22 November 1913

486. To Elsa Löwenthal, after 22 November 1913

487. To Robert Gnehm, 30 November 1913

488. To Elsa Löwenthal, before 2 December 1913

489. To Elsa Löwenthal, after 2 December 1913

490. Adriaan Fokker to Hendrik A. Lorentz, 4 December 1913,

including Translation

491. To Rosa Bandi-Winteler, 7 December 1913

492. To Erwin Freundlich, 7 December 1913

493. To the Prussian Academy of Sciences, 7 December 1913

494. From Robert Gnehm, 15 December 1913

495. To Ernst Mach, second half of December 1913

496. From Pauline Einstein, 21 December 1913

497. To Elsa Löwenthal, after 21 December 1913

498. To Elsa Löwenthal, 27 December 1913-4 January 1914

499. To Michele Besso, after 1 January 1914

500. To Rosa Bandi-Winteler, 7 January 1914

501. From Jakob Ehrat, 7 January 1914

502. To Rosa Bandi-Winteler, 8 January 1914

503. To Jost Winteler, 9 January 1914

504. To Rosa Bandi-Winteler, after 9 January 1914

505. To Elsa Löwenthal, mid-January 1914

506. To Erwin Freundlich, ca. 20 January 1914

507. To Heinrich Zangger, ca. 20 January 1914

508. To Elsa Löwenthal, 28 January 1914

509. To Elsa Löwenthal, February 1914

510. To Elsa Löwenthal, after 11 February 1914

5 11. To Elsa Löwenthal, 5 March 1914

512. To Paul Ehrenfest, before 10 March 1914

513. To Heinrich Zangger, 10 March 1914

514. To Michele Besso, ca. 10 March 1914

515. To Paul Ehrenfest, 19 March 1914

516. From Michele Besso, 20 March 1914

517. To Paul Ehrenfest, 22 March 1914

518. To Mileva Einstein-Marić, Hans Albert and Eduard Einstein, 23 March 1914

519. To David Reichinstein, 27 March 1914

Alphabetical List of Texts 609

Calendar/Chronology 617

Biographies 637

Family Tree 645

Literature Cited 647

Indexes 679

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ISBN:
9780691033228
Editor:
Klein, Martin
Editor:
Schulmann, Robert
Editor:
Klein, Martin
Editor:
Schulmann, Robert
Author:
et
Author:
Klein, Martin J.
Author:
Einstein, A.
Author:
Kox, A. J.
Author:
Klein
Author:
Einstein, Albert
Author:
Klein, M. J.
Author:
Martin J
Author:
Schulmann, Robert
Editor:
Schulmann, Robert
Publisher:
Princeton University Press
Location:
Princeton
Subject:
General
Subject:
Physics
Subject:
History
Subject:
Einstein, albert, 1879-1955
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Scientists
Subject:
Letters
Subject:
History of Science and Medicine, Philosophy of Science
Subject:
Mathematics
Subject:
Physics and Astroscience
Subject:
History of Science-General
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Edition Description:
Hardcover
Series:
Collected Papers of Albert Einstein: Correspondence
Series Volume:
05
Publication Date:
September 1993
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HARDCOVER
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College/higher education:
Language:
English
Pages:
784
Dimensions:
10 x 7.5 in 57 oz

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Collected Papers of Albert Einstein #05: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 5: The Swiss Years: Correspondence, 1902-1914 New Hardcover
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"Synopsis" by , This volume, the first in the series to be devoted to Einstein's correspondence, begins in June 1902, when he went to work at the Swiss Patent Office. It closes in March 1914, as Einstein left Switzerland to take up his appointment as a member of the Prussian Academy of Sciences in Berlin. The great majority of the more than 500 letters from and to Einstein presented here have not been published before, and some of them will be new even to most Einstein scholars. They give us a much richer picture of Einstein in his twenties and early thirties than we have ever had. We see him through his correspondence with his mother, his wife Mileva, and, from 1912 on, his cousin Elsa, who would later become his second wife. He maintains close ties with old friends, but his circle widens, particularly after 1906, to include a number of his contemporaries in physics such as Max Laue and Paul Ehrenfest. He also develops important relationships with older theorists--Max Planck, Arnold Sommerfeld, and especially H. A. Lorentz.

The letters in this volume clarify the development of his academic career once he leaves the Patent Office in 1909, and bring out the important parts played by such staunch supporters of Einstein as Alfred Kleiner, Fritz Haber, and, above all, Walther Nernst.

Most significant, however, is the way the letters document crucial aspects of Einstein's scientific activity: his concentration for years on the unfathomable problems of quanta and radiation, his extensive knowledge of experimental physics, his many fruitful interactions with experimentalists, and finally his long struggle to generalize the 1905 theory of relativity to include gravitation and accelerated frames of reference.

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