Spaniards Welcome Einstein Appointment
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Spaniards Welcome Einstein Appointment

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The acceptance by Dr. Albert Einstein of the Spanish Government’s invitation to him to occupy the chair of the research professorship of science at Madrid University, has been received joyfully by the heads of the Spanish Government, chiefly by Fernando de Los Rios, Minister of Public Instruction. In a statement to the press, Professor de Los Rios, pointed out the only purpose of the invitation was to enrich the University with so magnificent a world figure as Professor Einstein.

This acceptance does not cancel Professor Einstein’s engagement, beginning October 1, as a member of the faculty of the School of Mathematics of the New Institute of Advanced Study, affiliated with Princeton University. With Princeton and Madrid thus competing for the services of Professor Einstein, it can easily be seen how venomous and absurd are the statements of the Nazi press to the effect that Einstein’s achievements have won recognition only in Jewish circles.

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