4 2 D O C . 4 9 M A Y 1 9 1 9 have great respect for the beauty and boldness of your idea. You must understand, however, that due to my existing substantive reservations, I cannot support it in the originally conceived manner.[2] It is not easy for me to advise you on whether to publish the idea in its present form. I cannot even see beyond what we have reported to each other. Even so, pub- lication of the findings up to this point is justifiable, especially if you point out any remaining problems. If you take this path and possibly have problems with the ed- itors of the Math[ematische] Zeitsch[rift] (which I do not anticipate), I would be glad to put in a good word for you.[3] I am sending you my last paper which, for lack of anything better, stops at the dualistic interpretation but is nevertheless of some interest, particularly with regard to the cosmolog. problem.[4] With best regards, yours, A. Einstein. 49. From Philipp Frank[1] Prague II, 3 Vinic=ná ul, 30 May [1919][2] Dear Colleague, Over here the professorship for experimental physics has now become vacant, because Lampa is going to Vienna, where he is becoming Director of Public Edu- cation at the School Department.[3] We were thereupon in search of an appropriate successor and I would like to ask you please to write me whether you know of any younger experimental physicists who would be suited for it. I do have, as I must admit, a certain selfish interest, in that I would very much like to have someone here with whom one could have stimulating discussions about physical matters. Specifically, here we have already thought of Messrs. Grüneisen and Seeliger[4] and I request that you write me something about these gentlemen, not just about their work as discussed in the literature, with which I am already acquainted from journals, of course, but also about whether they are inspiring teachers. Please also let me know especially if you know of anyone whom one could regard as especially talented and promising. I would be very grateful if you could write me about this as soon as possible. The university is functioning here as well and as badly as before.[5] I heard that in Ger- many it is frequently believed that our university was dissolved or was converted into a Czech one, or that something similar was in the offing.[6] All of that is com- pletely false. Nothing substantial has changed up to now, except that the professors
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