Dr Chaim Weizmann (1874–1952), himself a chemist and later Israel’s first president, once traveled with Einstein. “Throughout the voyage,” Weizmann told an interviewer when their ship docked in New York, “the learned professor kept talking to me about his theories of relativity.”

“And what was your opinion about them?”

“It seems to me,” said Weizmann, “that Professor Einstein understands them very well …”

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