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Michel Janssen

Einstein was no lone genius
Michel Janssen and Jürgen Renn, Nature 527, 298–300 (19 November 2015)

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Abstract

In his later years, Einstein often claimed that he had obtained the field equations of general relativity by choosing the mathematically most natural candidate. His writings during the period in which he developed general relativity tell a different story.