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Do you have facilities for experimenting on a large scale? Through Zangger’s inter-
I have no contacts with people in this branch.
96. To Robert A. Millikan, Paul Epstein, and
Richard C. Tolman
Berlin, 20 March 1922
that a certain possibility exists for my colleague Dr. Bródy to be
employed at your institute. As I know Mr.
to be an unusually gifted theo-
retical physicist, I would not like to fail to recommend him herewith most warmly.
I consider this a duty, particularly because as a consequence of a hearing impair-
ment Mr. Bródy comes only secondarily into consideration for teaching positions;
so, considering the current oversupply of scientific professionals and the prevailing
general impoverishment in this country, he as a foreigner would find it very hard to
obtain a position in which his capabilities could be suitably employed.
With cordial regards, I am yours.
97. From Thomas Barclay
Paris, 17 Pasquier Street, 20 March 1922
Dear Professor Einstein,
I am very happy to learn from your letter of the 14th
that you received
the invitation. I showed your letter to Mr. Painlevé who was just eating lunch with
me here at home at the very moment of its arrival and who was very happy about
I settled with Mr. Langevin (so as not to have any conflicting engagements) to
ask you to give me the pleasure of sharing the midday meal with me on Saturday,
I would be happy to know if it would be possible for you to accept my invitation
on the set day.
I am, dear Professor Einstein, very devotedly yours,