Some memories from meeting Einstein in 1951 – 1952

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Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat is a French mathematician and physicist, renowned for her pioneering work on the initial value problem of General Relativity. Her work was one of the “Milestones of General Relativity” featured in a recent CQG focus issue. She has been on the faculty of the University of Marseille, the University of Reims and the University Pierre-et-Marie-Curie in Paris. She was the first woman to be elected to the French Academy of Sciences and is a Grand Croix of the Legion of Honour of France. She is also an elected member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. This reminiscence of Einstein was presented at the conference “A Century of General Relativity” held in Berlin, 30 November to 5 December, 2015.

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Editor’s note: At the age of 97, French mathematical physicist Yvonne Choquet-Bruhat, a pioneer in the study of general relativity, is one of the last people alive to have research discussions with Albert Einstein in his office at the Institute for Advanced Study.



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