When asked to participate in the blog tour for The Other Einstein I was beyond thrilled. I requested a guest post about the importance of women in science and scientific education for girls, in general. As a female medical laboratory scientist this topic is close to my heart. Please take some time to read what author Marie Benedict has to say about this topic as it relates to her novel.
Only when I finished writing THE OTHER EINSTEIN did I realize that it is a story both historic and modern, particularly regarding women in the sciences. The novel focuses on Mileva Maric, Albert Einstein’s first wife who studied as a physicist herself, and explores her astonishing climb from remote nineteenth-century Serbia where the law prohibited girls from attending high school to the physics classrooms of European universities. It also considers the role that Mileva may have played in her famous…
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