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The Maternal Congruence (mentioned)
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Michael Hofstadter is the elder brother of Leonard Hofstadter and an unnamed sister. He is a tenured law professor at Harvard University. His mother, Beverly, mentioned him to Howard Wolowitz when she visited ("The Maternal Capacitance"). She compares Leonard to him as being more successful than Leonard, and Leonard has said that Michael is eight inches taller than him. He was stated to have been engaged in "The Maternal Congruence" to a NJ judge.