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. Last Updated: 07/27/2016

Intimate Einstein

WASHINGTON () -- She was his "dolly," his "pussycat," his "sweet little witch." His only diversion except physics. When he lent her his class notes, she sent them back -- corrected. Without her, he said, "My life is no life."

She was Mileva Maric, a dark-eyed Serbian beauty. He was Albert Einstein, author of the theory of relativity and possibly the 20th century's greatest genius. The story of their youthful romance, told in a collection of love letters, makes for mildly racy reading in -- surprise! -- the August issue of Physics Today magazine.