32 DOCUMENT 28 JUNE 1905
sieht
er
recht
angegriffen
aus.
Ich
glaube
aber
nicht,
daß
es
möglich ist,
ihn
erträglicheren Lebensbedingungen
zuzuführen-Sie kennen ihn
ja!
Es
grüßt
Sie Ihr
A.E.
Freundlichen Gruß
von
meiner Frau und
von
dem
nun
1
Jahr alten
Pieps- Vo-
gel.
Schicken Sie bald Ihre Arbeit!
ALS
(Walter
Habicht, Rodersdorf, Switzerland).
[12
420].
Cropped.
[1]This
letter
is
dated
on
the
assumption
that it
was
written the first
or
second
Thursday
fol-
lowing
the
birthday
of Einstein's
son
and the sixth
or
fifth
week before
completing
his
paper
on
electrodynamics
(see
note 8).
[2]Easter
Sunday
was
23
April.
[3]"Die
Steinerschen
Kreisreihen,"
which Habicht submitted
to
the
Philosophical Faculty
II,
University
of
Bern,
on 11
July
1903 (see
Conrad Habicht
to
Friedrich
Haag,
of this
date,
SzBeSa, BB
III
b,
Hochschule,
Philos.
Facultät, Vol. XI,
1903).
[4]Einstein
1905i
(Vol. 2,
Doc.
14),
Einstein's first
paper
on
the
light quantum hypothesis,
which
was
published
9
June
1905 in
the Annalen der
Physik.
[5]Einstein
1905j
(Vol. 2, Doc. 15),
Einstein's dissertation, which
was
dated
30
April
1905
and submitted
20
July
1905 to the
Philosophical Faculty
II,
University of Zurich (see Doe.
29).
[6]Einstein
1905k
(Vol. 2,
Doc.
16),
which
was
received
11
May by
the Annalen der
Physik.
[7]The
reference
to
physiologists suggests
that Einstein
may
already
have been
acquainted
with
an
Extraordinary
Professor of
Physiology
at
the
University
of
Zurich,
Heinrich
Zangger
(1874-1957), who
visited him in Bern about this time
to
consult
on
the
question
of
Brownian
molecular motion
(see
Heinrich
Zangger's notes,
ca.
1955,
Estate of Heinrich
Zangger,
Zurich).
Michele
Besso, however,
later claimed
to
have
acquainted
Einstein
with the terminol-
ogy
(see
Michele Besso
to
Carl
Seelig, 15 January 1954,
SzZE
Bibliothek, Hs.
304:196).
[8]Einstein
1905r
(Vol.
2,
Doc.
23),
which
was
received
30
June
by
the Annalen der
Physik.
Einstein later reconstructed
the
length
of time "between the
conception
of
the
idea for the
spe-
cial
theory
of
relativity
and the
completion
of the relevant
publication" ("[z]wischen
der
Konzeption
der Idee der
speziellen
Relativitätstheorie und der
Beendigung
der betreffenden
Publikation")
as
five
or
six weeks
(see
Einstein
to
Carl
Seelig,
11
March
1952,
SzZE Biblio-
thek, Hs. 304:9).
In
a
lecture
at Kyoto University
in 1922
Einstein mentioned
a
period
of
five
weeks
(see
Ishiwara
1971, pp.
78-88,
for
an
account
of the
lecture).
[9]Maurice
Solovine.
His
goal at
the
University
of Bern
may
have been
a
teaching diploma
at
the
Gymnasium-level (Gymnasiallehrerpatent).
28.
To
Conrad Habicht
Bern, Freitag
[30
June-22
September
1905][1]
.
.
.
Sie sind aber schauerlich
ernst geworden!
Das macht die
Einsiedelei in
dem
Saunest.[2] Wenn
irgend Gelegenheit
sein
wird,
werde ich Sie bei dem
Haller
ankreiden;[3]
vielleicht
gelingt es,
Sie
unter
die Patentierknechte
zu
schmuggeln,
was
für Sie immer noch relativ
angenehm
sein müßte. Wären
Sie
eigentlich
bereit,
zu
kommen? Bedenken
Sie,
daß
es
im
Tag
neben
den
acht Stunden Arbeit noch acht Stunden Allotria und noch einen
Sonntag gibt.
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