Although I don’t like Einstein too much, there is some view of his life I always be remembered. Just like his thesis. Young Einstein was planned to get a doctoral degree in University of Zurich. Einstein’s first advisor is Weber but after a major falling out, with a little bit disappoint, Einstein witch to Alfred Kleiner.
Kleiner, just like his doctoral advisor, Muller, is known as a perfectionist professor. Einstein often spends day with Kleiner and explain his ideas on the electrodynamics moving bodies and Kleiner advice him to ublish his ideas with the experimental method since Einstein is poor in math.
Shortly, Einstein bring that kind of writing style into his thesis that entitled, “On a new determination of molecular dimensions”. Einstein showed his first PhD thesis to Kleiner in November 1901. Kleiner turned it to Einstein with the comment that it was too short.
Einstein disappoint and shared his problem with his friend, Michelle Besso, an Italian engineer. While trying hard to fix the paper just to be longer, Einstein got several gastric disorder.
Finally, young Einstein withdrew his thesis in February 1902. One year after he did not back to Klein, he considered giving up to obtain doctorate. Einstein talk to Besso that “the whole comedy has become tiresome for me”. Klein feel disappointing to loosing Einstein.
In March 1903, Einstein changed his mind. He meet Klein with his new thesis revision that he has fought for a year. He added a “single sentence”. With a feeling of fear that Einstein will be disappoint and give up, Klein accept the thesis without further comment at 30 April 1903.