Einstein: From Zürich to Bern & the Annus Mirabilis

  • David R. Topper
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After the year spent at the Kanton Schule in Aarau, Einstein was admitted to the Institute in Zürich, and began as a student seeking an engineering degree (as his father wished) but later switched to being a teacher – obtaining in the end a teacher’s certificate for physics and mathematics. At the Institute (hereafter the ETH) he spent more time in the laboratories than in the classroom, enjoying the hands-on approach of experimental physics, a behavior probably going back to his childhood time spent in his father’s factory.


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  • David R. Topper
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  1. 1.University of WinnipegWinnipegCanada

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