Albert Einstein

Einstein’s Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius

Ohanian’s book begins by presenting Albert Einstein as a young graduate student seeking a university appointment before accepting a discouraging…

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Einstein and Oppenheimer: The Meaning of Genius

Einstein and Oppenheimer examines the lives of two of the 20th century’s most consequential physicists. The book is not a…

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It’s About Time: Understanding Einstein’s Relativity

"Relativity is about time. What could be more familiar?" Thus states Mermin on the first page of his book. Familiar…

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112 Mercer Street: Einstein, Russell Gödel, Pauli, and the End of Innocence in Science

During the winter of 1943-44, as much of the supposedly civilized world was in the throes of WWII, four of…

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The Cosmic Connection

We’re doomed! …or not. In The Cosmic Connection, Jeff Kanipe tackles the Earth’s place in the universe, and how other…

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Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness

Einstein 1905: The Standard of Greatness, is a detailed look at the five papers written by Einstein in 1905—known as…

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Einstein and Our World

Einstein and Our World is in many ways like an engaging, introductory school course—so effectively conveyed that it might inspire…

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E=mc2: A Biography of the World’s Most Famous Equation

This is a book about a mathematical formula that nearly everyone—even those who are science-phobic—can recite, but almost no one…

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The Curvature of Spacetime: Newton, Einstein and Gravitation

In the late 1970s, Steve Allen hosted a show on PBS called “A Meeting of Minds.” Its format was a…

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Einstein in Berlin: In the Footsteps of a Genius

When Albert Einstein came to Berlin in 1914, in the months before the outbreak of the First World War, he…

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