Although Einstein did not have a large social circle in Zurich

Although Einstein did not have a large social circle in Zurich

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Although Einstein did not have a large social circle in Zurich, he made several close  friends who would have a strong impact on his future. One such friend was Marcel  Grossman, a mathematics student one year his senior. Grossman's father was a factory  owner in Zurich and Marcel was the product of a liberal Swiss environment. Einstein  viewed his friend as a model student and relied heavily on his lecture notes whenever it  came time for final examinations. Grossman continued to come to Einstein's aid in later  years, first by helping him to secure a position at a patent office in Bern following his  graduation, and then by working on the mathematical calculations of the general  relativity theory. Another of Einstein's closest friends was Michele Angelo Besso, a mechanical engineer  living in Zurich. Einstein met Besso through an amateur music group in Zurich, which 
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