3 9 4 D O C U M E N T 2 5 9 M A Y 1 9 2 4
Wie werdet Ihrs ohne Galinka so lange
aushalten?[12]
V.
Ardenne[13]
habe ich ge-
sehen (in
Maren[14]
und Utrecht). Er ist ein lieber Mensch, aber ich begreife doch
Eure Bedenken (kein „ganzer Kerl“ etwas feminin
Nun komme ich doch wahrscheinlich in die Völkerb.-Kommission. Ich sehe
auch ein, dass meine frühere Handlungsweise nicht die richtige
war.[15]
ALS. [10 087].
[1]Dated by Ehrenfest.
[2]See Doc. 255.
[3]For his promise to do so, see Doc. 222.
[4]The Congress of Philosophy in Naples (see Docs. 197 and 215).
[5]Ehrenfest had informed Einstein that Robert A. Millikan was planning to invite Einstein to
Caltech (see Doc. 255).
[6]Jakob Grommer. See also Doc. 255, notes 4 and 5.
[7]Hermann Anschütz-Kaempfe.
[8]See Docs. 178 and Einstein 1924d (Doc. 170) for these equations.
[9]Bohr, Kramers, and Slater 1924a, 1924b, which presents a quantum theory of radiation in which
the light quantum is absent and conservation of energy holds only statistically for the interaction
between matter and radiation. The colloquium took place on 28 May (see Doc. 250).
[10]The objections listed below also appear in Doc. 256.
[11]Carel de Ridder.
[12]Anna Ehrenfest was planning to spend a few years in the Soviet Union (see Doc. 255).
[13]Gijsbert W. van Aardenne.
[14]Presumably at the country estate of the Van Aardenne family in the village of Maarn, not far
from Utrecht.
[15]The paragraph is written along the left margin. For Einstein’s reasoning in rejoining the Inter-
national Committee on Intellectual Cooperation, see the preceding document.
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