The son carries the "bad gene" of the genius Albert Einstein


Scientist Albert Einstein once had a tense relationship with his eldest son, whom he supposedly did not inherit the intelligence nor the path he took.

The father of relativity is a person with a genius brain, known throughout the world for his great theoretical physical achievements. Such a legacy would be extremely burdensome for the children. It is hard to believe that the heir of a scientific genius like Einstein could follow in his father's footsteps - but in a sense, Hans Albert Einstein was able to do so even though he was still considered a "bad gene" by his father. as smart as his younger brother Eduart.


Father and son Albert Einstein and Hans Albert in 1927. (Image: Getty Images).

Although not honored by the world as his father, Hans Albert Einstein was an engineer who spent his life in the academy, worked hard as an educator, and eventually created a legacy of his own, regardless despite the early misunderstandings of his learned father about the career choice he pursued.

Born in Bern, Switzerland on May 14, 1904, Hans Albert Einstein was the second son of Albert Enstein and his wife Mileva Marić. The fate of his sister Lieserl is unknown, although it is believed she died of fever shortly after birth, and a year later Hans was born.

At the age of 6, Hans had another younger brother, Eduard Einstein, and four years later, his parents separated. After being separated for 5 years, Albert Einstein and Mileva Marić eventually divorced. The broken marriage of his parents affected Hans when he was young, and to fill that gap, Hans often locked himself in school.


Scientist Albert Enstein and his wife Mileva Marić. (Image: Getty Images).

Because of being with his mother, Hans often corresponded with his father by mail and was given answers to geometry problems by him. The scientist confided to his son and told him about his discoveries and successes. Finally, young Hans was admitted to the Swiss Federal Institute of Technology, where his parents had studied. Hans received a civil engineering diploma as a student at the top of the school.

However, this career choice was not supported by Alberg Einstein. When asked about his career path, the famous physicist told his son that it was a disgusting idea.

The father and son Einstein continued to disagree on many areas of life until Hans went to school away from home. They do not heal the relationship for many years.

Immediately after leaving university, Hans moved to Germany and spent several years working as a structural steel engineer on a bridge project, and continued his studies.


Hans Albert Einstein. (Image: Getty Images).

In letters to his second son, Eduard, who was then held in a mental hospital after being diagnosed with extreme schizophrenia, Albert Einstein wrote about his anxiety. to Hans Albert. He fears for Hans from his career path to his marriage.

In 1927, "son Einstein" met and married his first wife, Frieda Knecht, but his choice of mate was strongly opposed by his father. Frieda was 9 years older than Hans and born with dwarfism. Therefore, Enstein strongly opposed this marriage because of the "bad genes" of both will harm the next generation of the family. "If they do not have children, I can rest peacefully," the father of Relativity wrote in a letter. Despite intense opposition, Hans Albert and Frieda Knect married and lived happily until his wife died.

For his part, Albert almost never welcomed Frieda to become a member of the family. In a letter to his ex-wife Mileva, he expressed his love for his son, but still expressed disgust for his daughter-in-law. “Hans has a great personality. Unfortunately he has this wife, but what can one do if their children are happy? ”Wrote the genius after a long visit to his son's home.

In Germany, Hans earned a PhD in engineering science but did not have much time to apply the knowledge he had learned. In 1933, Albert Einstein was forced to flee his home in Germany when the anti-Semitism and support for the Nazi party spread. Fearing for his son, he urged Hans to flee. In 1938, Hans Albert Einstein left his homeland and emigrated to Greenville, South Carolina, USA.

Here Hans worked for the US Department of Agriculture and used his talent in the study of sediment conversion. He later moved to California and continued his work at the California Institute of Technology. In 1947, he was invited to teach at the University of California at Berkely as a professor of hydraulic engineering until his death in 1973.


Father and son Albert Einstein and grandson Bernhard in 1936. (Image: Getty Images)

During this time, Hans Albert consulted with his father for career advice, successes and concerns for his family. Although somewhat overcome the disagreements over the years, "Einstein's father" continued to carry a bit of resentment that his son had chosen to follow another career path. On his own path, Hans Albert Einstein won a number of awards - including the Guggenheim Scholarship, research awards from the American Civil Engineers Association and various awards from the U.S. Department of Agriculture - of course. There is no Nobel Prize.

The power of the family has transcended the difference between father and son. In 1939, when Hans' second son, David, was about to die of diphtheria, Albert recalled the pain of losing his child and sought to comfort him. The two began a less stressful relationship after the death of two of Hans' three sons and his adoption.

When Albert Einstein died at Princeton in 1955, it was reported that Hans Albert was with his father most of the time. In 1973, Hans Albert Einstein died of heart failure. After his death, his adopted daughter Evelyn struggled to make ends meet in poverty, eventually dying from illness.

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