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Unformatted text preview: In the summer of 1929, Einstein bought a plot of land in the small village of Capruth, near Berlin, where he could retreat from his hectic and oppressive life in the university. In December 1930, he left Germany to assume the position of visiting professor at California Institute of Technology (Caltech) for three months. There, he became acquainted with astronomer Edwin Hubble and his telescope project in Pasadena. When Einstein returned to Germany in March 1931, he spent most of his time working in the country home in Capruth. However, the Einsteins traveled abroad again in May, this time at the invitation to lecture at Oxford. There, Einstein accepted a five-year position at Christ Church, though he was obligated to spend only a short time at the college each year. Nonetheless, for the next two and a half years, Einstein spent a great deal of time either in Pasadena or at Oxford, glad to avoid an increasingly anti-Semitic and politically...
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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.
- Fall '09