Broads You Should Know

Mileva Maric — The physicist who co-wrote Einstein’s theories

December 18, 2019

This week on Broads You Should Know, Justin talks to Sam & Sara about physicist Mileva Maric, Einstein's first wife who worked with him on the Theory of Relativity (and the other papers he is best known for) but received no credit for her work. There is contention amongst certain segments of scholars who believe that she couldn't have helped in any way, but we looked up her school records, letters Einstein wrote to her, and other evidence that seems to strongly imply that Mileva was a vital piece of the puzzle. Listen to the episode to learn more, and to hear both sides of the argument about Mileva Maric's contributions to physics.


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