Monday, February 7, 2011
Albert and Mileva Einstein
"Gravitation is not responsible for people falling in love" - Albert Einstein
Albert and Mileva met, got married, and had kids, just like any young couple in the 1900's. Mileva gave up her dream of becoming a scientist so that she could take care of the kids and be with Albert. She had faith in her husband and knew he would be a success, she stood by him in hopes of making a great life together. Of course Albert's career took off, but unfortunately their marriage suffered. He moved his family around a few times because of his work, and eventually Albert found another lover named Elsa , who was also his cousin. Mileva stayed with him for a bit after that, but eventually she took the kids and left...hoping Albert would come back to her. He ended up moving in with Elsa and finished the Theory of Relativity.
Click here to read the entire story of Albert and Mileva on PBS.org