Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel



This Beautifully Written Illustrated Memoir Is A Testament To The Indomitable Spirit That Pervaded The Life Work Of Albert Einstein Unlike Lengthy Biographies That Often Founder In Trivia, The Book Paints A Coherent Picture In Broad Strokes To Capture For The Lay Reader The Essence Of The Man His Science Helen Dukas, Einstein S Secretary For The Last Years Of His Life, Has Greatly Enriched The Portrait Not Only Thru Her Unique Personal Knowledge But Also By Providing Valuable Insights Gleaned From The Great Scientists S Personal Papers In The Prinseton Archives Many Documents Photographs Are Reproduced Here For The First TimeAlbert Einstein: Creator and Rebel

Banesh Hoffmann studied mathematics and theoretical physics at the University of Oxford, where he earned his bachelor of arts and went on to earn his doctorate at Princeton University.While at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Hoffmann collaborated with Einstein and Leopold Infeld on the classic paper Gravitational Equations and the Problem of Motion Einstein s original work on general relativity was based on two ideas The first was the equation of motion a particle would follow the shortest path in four dimensional space time The second was how matter affects the geometry of space time What Einstein, Infeld, and Hoffmann showed was that the equation of motion followed directly from the field equation that defined the geometry see main article.In 1937 Hoffmann joined the mathematics department of Queens College, part of the City University of New York, where he remained till the late 1970s He retired in the 1960s but continued to teach one course a semester in the fall a course on quantum mechanics and in the spring one on the special and general theories of relativity.He was a member of the Baker Street Irregulars and wrote the short story Sherlock, Shakespeare, and the Bomb, published in Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine in February 1966.

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  • Paperback
  • 288 pages
  • Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel
  • Banesh Hoffmann
  • English
  • 14 June 2019
  • 0452261937

10 thoughts on “Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel

  1. says:

    This is my first biography of one of the greatest scientists that ever lived, Albert Einstein It revealed to me, not just the science in the man but also, the human being in him I found his humility and rebelliousness both very endearing His relentless dedication and passion to his work was inspirational and admirable. This is aor less scientific intellectual book If you re interested in knowingabout Einstein s personal life i.e., family, relationships, etc then it will definite This is my first biography of one of the greatest scientists that ever lived, Albert Einstein It revealed to me, not just the science in the man but also, the human being in him I found his humility and rebelliousness both very endearing His relentless dedication and passion to his work was inspirational and admirable. This is aor less scientific intellectual book If you re interested in knowingabout Einstein s personal life i.e., family, relationships, etc then it will definitely disappoint you It is meant to give the reader insight into the way in which he thought and developed his ground breaking theories It does however reveal a personal side of him vis vis his humility, political stances and also his somewhat tortured nature The book also contains letters exchanged with his colleagues and contemporaries, some personal and some not.The most interesting and nail biting portion of the book, for me, was the sequence of events, both scientific and political, that leads up to the Nagasaki and Hiroshima atomic explosions What made this book a not so enjoyable read was the fact that I was unable to fully understand the scientific explanations and concepts given of his theories such as the special theory of relativity, the general theory of relativity and so on due to my current lack of expertise in the subject, don t get me wrong Consequently I was unable to grasp their beauty as well And that was the only reason I had to bring down my rating to three stars Nevertheless I did enjoy the deep plunges into his character and nature, though relatively little, that this book provides. So provided you ve got a good hold on concepts in physics, you have atleast a liking, if not a passion, for physics and you re interested in getting to know Einstein a little better, then I would recommend this book Unfortunately I only just got started with my degree in physics and that left me wishing that I had picked this book much later than I did

  2. says:

    A fantastic biography of the greatest physicist of all time It captured Einstein s passion, humor, and sense of artistry well It isof an intellectual biography than a biography in the sense of, this, then this, then that.The only weakness is that since it was written in the seventies, the author was unable to say what impact Einstein s work is having now, and that s something I d be interested in knowing.

  3. says:

    El libro adicional a ser una parte de la biograf a de una gran mente cient fica es una explicaci n de muchos de los grande descubrimientos f sicos de la poca, mec nica cu ntica, teor a de la relatividad, definici n de ondas y part culas, naturaeza de la luz, tama a del universo por tanto la lectura del libro no es para principantes en esta materia porque sino las p ginas ser n eternas.

  4. says:

    I wanted a biography about Einstein so that I could understand his life This book not only covered his life, but attempted to explain his scientific contributions I was unable to understand much of the science, but I knowthan I did before reading this book I also understand his life path I listened to this book through Hoopla.

  5. says:

    More physics that I ve ever taken in my life, but a nice insight into Einstein s formulas and life.

  6. says:

    I enjoyed reading the personal aspects of his life Although I was a bit lost on the science I don t fault the book I have a little knowledge of physics.

  7. says:

    It wasn t your typical biography where you expect the author to tell you only about the subject s life and achievements but it wasthan that many scientists and physicists and philosophers where mentioned some even I never heard of Reading about Einstein s life as a child and a teenager, going through some tough times in highschool which led him to quit it for a while than he changed school, and had to live on his ownetc This made him seem like a normal boy but what distinguiched Eins It wasn t your typical biography where you expect the author to tell you only about the subject s life and achievements but it wasthan that many scientists and physicists and philosophers where mentioned some even I never heard of Reading about Einstein s life as a child and a teenager, going through some tough times in highschool which led him to quit it for a while than he changed school, and had to live on his ownetc This made him seem like a normal boy but what distinguiched Einstein is his curiosity, bis passion for physics He belonged to the right crowd and I guess h was lucky for that his uncle gave his a book about geometry when he was only a kid he taught him about pythagorean theorem before even studying geometry Einstein truly made it to the top thanks to the environment he was brought into and this got me wondering, what if nobody paied attention to him what if his uncle never gave him thar book what if he believed that teacher when he said to him you ll never get anywhere I guess we can only imagine what could ve happened

  8. says:

    To put it bluntly, this is not one of the best biographies on Einstein out there Sure, there were some amusing stories and facts about Einstein included just as biographies strive to portray , but they do not live up to the acclaimed creator rebel part It was somewhat disappointing.The only thing I can think of that held my attention forthan a few seconds were the photos There were some remarkable photos of Einstein and of the great physicists of his era One photo in particular kept To put it bluntly, this is not one of the best biographies on Einstein out there Sure, there were some amusing stories and facts about Einstein included just as biographies strive to portray , but they do not live up to the acclaimed creator rebel part It was somewhat disappointing.The only thing I can think of that held my attention forthan a few seconds were the photos There were some remarkable photos of Einstein and of the great physicists of his era One photo in particular kept me amazed at the number of great minds it contained it included Einstein himself, Planck, Bohr, Madame Curie, Heisenberg, Pauli, de Broglie, Compton and other names that just about cover the establishers of the academic syllabus taught in my final year of undergraduate physics Looking at their synchronized gazes was very humbling.So, there was something of interest in the book after all However, I don t think that a collection of photos justifies reading a book of words But, that s just my opinion

  9. says:

    Like hearing the story of early quantum physics from your grandpa The author remembers the details as human events, rather than a researcher furthering their theory about an icon Favorite lessons were personal, that Einstein didn t write an autobiography, because he thought an obituary wasrespectable what he thought and worked on is what mattered most The prediction of particles before they could be seen, the intuition rather than logic behind his biggest theories, the modeling of an Like hearing the story of early quantum physics from your grandpa The author remembers the details as human events, rather than a researcher furthering their theory about an icon Favorite lessons were personal, that Einstein didn t write an autobiography, because he thought an obituary wasrespectable what he thought and worked on is what mattered most The prediction of particles before they could be seen, the intuition rather than logic behind his biggest theories, the modeling of an atom before it was even broadly accepted, all accessible No math either, making this a truly public telling

  10. says:

    overall this book was eh with the title creator and rebel i was hoping forabout his politics and aspects of his life away from physics but that wasnt so.however, the descriptions of his physics were easy to read i only had to skip about ten pages of them, the rest i could comprehend the language employed.read it if you are really into einstein it has a bunch of nice images or if you just have it around there are probably better books about him and his life if you are purchasing one overall this book was eh with the title creator and rebel i was hoping forabout his politics and aspects of his life away from physics but that wasnt so.however, the descriptions of his physics were easy to read i only had to skip about ten pages of them, the rest i could comprehend the language employed.read it if you are really into einstein it has a bunch of nice images or if you just have it around there are probably better books about him and his life if you are purchasing one

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