Olivia Newton-John’s Granddaddy


My readers know everything:

Did you know that Olivia Newton-John‘s grandfather was Max Born, the Nobel-prize-winning physicist who was one of the founder’s of quantum physics in the 1920s?  He left Germany when the Nazis came to power, became a British subject and taught at the University of Edinburgh for 20 years.  He carried on a warm correspondence with Einstein for many years.  Of this correspondence, Bertrand Russell said, "In an age of mediocrity and moral pygmies, their lives shine with an intense beauty. Something of this is reflected in their correspondence and the world is richer for its publication."

I guess Olivia, unlike her grandpa, was of her age.