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As my family has ties with the University of Leiden I used to hear stories about Einstein.The uncle of a friend of mine received extra lessons in math from Einstein, together with a son of Ehrenfest (?). He remembered that problems became clear and simple when Einstein explained them. Also, he still saw Einstein and Ehrenfest trough a low window, discussing for hours on end, writing furiously on a blackboard. Einstein wore a turtleneck sweater on such occasions, which was somewhat bizar in that era.
by JUDGE on Sun Aug 21st, 2005 at 03:34:23 AM EST
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Appreciate this comment, especially as it's your debut contribution here at EuroTrib - or at BooMan's as well!

Amazing to find these intellectuals residing in the community of Leiden, such a wonderful historic place - Pilgrim Fathers and resistence to the Spanish siege October 3, 1574 as well as founding of University on February 8, 1575. A mere 201 years before the founding of the United States.


<click on pic :: site with lots of historic info>

Rembrandt van Rhyn

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'Sapere aude'

by Oui (Oui) on Sun Aug 21st, 2005 at 04:18:27 AM EST
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