Another of Einstein

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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  Einstein often joined on Saturday afternoons to play his violin. He encouraged Einstein  to read the works of Ernst Mach, a contemporary Austrian philosopher. Mach's empirical  positivism and distrust of metaphysical speculation would have a strong impact on  Einstein's theory of special relativity. Finally, Einstein also became very close with Mileva Maric, a Hungarian student three  years his senior at the Zurich Polytechnic. Mileva was not a brilliant student, but a hard  and determined worker. Although Einstein was popular with many of the women at the  Polytechnic, his relationship with Mileva became particularly intense between the  autumn of 1899 and the summer of 1900. Then, in July 1901, not long after their 
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This note was uploaded on 12/14/2011 for the course BIO 1320 taught by Professor Staff during the Fall '09 term at Texas State.

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