John Heaton (jheaton) wrote,
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Art on Sunday: Einstein's lecture in Vienna

Ferdinand Schmutzer (1870–1928)
Einstein's lecture in Vienna, 1921
Photographic print
Einstein's lecture in Vienna
Historisches Museum Bern and Einstein Museum, Bern, Switzerland

If you read the obituary of Annetta Rosser I linked to yesterday, you saw that she once played in a string quartet with Albert Einstein. At the funeral on Saturday, her son told a story about how her husband, the famous mathematician Barkley Rosser, reacted when she told him about it:

     Annetta: I'm been invited to play in a string quartet with Albert Einstein! Aren't you proud of me?
     Barkley: Not really. Now, if you'd been invited to do mathematics with him ...
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