A debate on magnetic current: the troubled Einstein–Ehrenhaft correspondence

  title={A debate on magnetic current: the troubled Einstein–Ehrenhaft correspondence},
  author={Gildo Magalh{\~a}es dos Santos},
  journal={The British Journal for the History of Science},
  pages={371 - 400}
  • G. M. Santos
  • Published 2010
  • Sociology
  • The British Journal for the History of Science
Abstract The unconventional correspondence between physicists Albert Einstein and Felix Ehrenhaft, especially at the height of the alleged production by the latter of magnetic monopoles, is examined in the following paper. Almost unknown by the general public, it is sometimes witty, yet it can be pathetic, and certainly bewildering. At one point the arguments they exchanged became a poetic duel between Einstein and Ehrenhaft's wife. Ignored by conventional Einstein biographies, this episode… Expand
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