However, the society of her time presented a series of obstacles to the professional development of Mileva. After marrying and having children, Mileva assumed the domestic tasks, abandoning their research work. It is also noted, among scholars of Mileva’s life, that given the prevalent bias against women at the time, a publication co-signed with a woman might have carried less weight.
Despite the fact that Einstein did not grant any credit in his theory to Mileva, he somehow paid his contribution to the theory of relativity when he was awarded with the Nobel Prize in Physics: in 1919, she agreed to divorce, with a clause stating that if Albert ever received the Nobel Prize, she would get the money. Nine years later, Einstein was awarded.
The prize endowment was the economic foundation of Mileva and her children for the rest of their lives, along with the private classes she taught.
From SENSIA, we wanted to pay tribute to Mileva Marić not as a positioning in the debate of his possible co-authorship in the works of Einstein, but for being a symbol of oppressive, structural gender discrimination at her time.