Subtle Is the Lord

The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

Ranked #19 in General Relativity, Ranked #61 in History Of Science

Since the death of Albert Einstein in 1955 there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to "explain" relativity. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who worked alongside Einstein in the post-war years, traces the development of Einstein's entire oeuvre. This is the first book which deal comprehensively and in depth with Einstein's science, both the successes and the failures.

Running through the book is a completely non-scientific biography (identified in the table of contents by italic type) including many...

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Jim Al-Khalili This book was the first time I had a really good look behind the iconic Einstein, the Einstein as an old man sticking his tongue out, holding his trousers up with a piece of cord. (Source)

Jim Baggott It’s a scientific biography, not necessarily about Einstein the person, although there’s a lot of personal stuff in it. (Source)

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