believe it was the late 80s when the scientific world became much more
aware of Einstein's first wife, Mileva.
There are some interesting items in this whole story. Or rather, what I
just read. It's conjecture, but damn interesting conjecture that's based
on some facts and inferences after reading letters, etc.
1. Mileva was extremely intelligent, brilliant. She helped Einstein in his years
leading to the publication of his scientific papers that led to all the rest you
2. In the link below, there are some interesting quotes taken from letters, about
400 were found, that could cause one to arrive at certain possible conclusions.
3. Einstein gave his ex-wife, Mileva, all of his Nobel Prize money - I think it
was 300k+ USD at the time. Certainly went farther than it would, today. Seems
an unusual divorce settlement offer for back then. But there's more there...
4. Interesting to note, maybe, that Einstein never shined again after Mileva was
gone from his life. Of course that doesn't prove anything. But taking everything else
into account, I think it's interesting.
This is also a sad story about Mileva because it's just another example of how
women were treated by society back then. Also, Einstein's apparently real tendencies
are revealed, here, and he wasn't such a cool guy, really.
This isn't long to read, but it's fascinating as hell.
Einstein's Wife | PBS