ISBN 9780954510343,Einstein : A Hundred Years Of Relativity

Einstein : A Hundred Years Of Relativity


Rupa & Company



Rupa & Company

Publication Year 2005

ISBN 9780954510343

ISBN-10 0954510348


Number of Pages 256 Pages
Language (English)

Autobiography: general

In 1905, an unknown 26-year-old patent clerk in Switzerland formulated two of the most revolutionary scientific concepts of the twentieth century, relativity and quantum theory, and unveiled the most famous equation in science, E-mc2. Albert Einstein's work in that miraculous year overthrew the prevailing Newtonian worldview, and forever altered our understanding of space, time, energy, matter and light. Einstein's universal appeal is only partially explained by his brilliant work in physics, as Andrew Robinson shows in this authoritative, accessible illustrated biography. The book present clearly the beautiful simplicity at the heart of Einstein's greatest discoveries and explains how his ideas have continued to influence scientific developments. It also discusses his life and activities outside science, including encounters with famous contemporaries, his love of music and his troubled family life.