3 6 0 D O C U M E N T S 3 8 0 3 8 2 J A N U A R Y 1 9 2 9 380. To Max von Laue Monday, [21 January 1929][1] Dear Laue, I’m officially inviting you to the meeting of the advisory board of the “Einstein Foundation” on Friday at 5:30. Semi-officially, I assure you that you will come at your own expense, because there will be some “fine goings-on.”[2] I’m also happy about this. A man can’t live on logic alone. He also needs something for his black heart. Kind regards, your A. E. 381. To Vossische Zeitung [Berlin,] 25 January [1929] To the editors of the Vossische Zeitung Dear Sirs, I was surprised that your normally so respectable newspaper has facilitated a colleague’s tactless behavior toward me. Dr. Reichenbach asked me for informa- tion about my new work, and I most willingly communicated the desired informa- tion to him. Thereupon, without waiting for the publication of the work, and without asking me or even letting me know, he reported on it publicly,[1] which ab- solutely violates academic customs. You shouldn’t have helped him do that. Respectfully yours, A. Einstein 382. To Melania Serbu[1] Berlin W., 26 January 1929 Dear Miss Serbu, I see from your letter that you really have an ardent desire to study.[2] Under these circumstances I consider it right that you begin by making yourself familiar with the fundamentals of mathematics, on your own, slowly and patiently. I will
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