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 Time
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.
- 288 pages
- Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel
- Banesh Hoffmann
- 14 June 2019 Banesh Hoffmann