Einstein: His Life and Universe by Walter IsaacsonI decided to read this book primarily because of my fiances interest in Einsteins life and theories. I thought it might help me to actually have a somewhat intelligent reply on the rare occasion he starts talking physics (dont tell him I said so, but he is much smarter than I am). :)
I felt a bit daunted by the length of it at first (700 pages, or 22 hours on 18 CDs), but the book is engrossing from the start. The periodic and quite detailed descriptions of Einsteins theories and research were a bit (okay, maybe way) over my head at times, but that didnt in any way damper my enjoyment of the book. When I did understand the physics, I found it all rather fascinating. I especially enjoyed learning the details of Einsteins life, relationships, struggles and philosophies. In fact, much to my surprise, there were times I had trouble putting this book down. Isaacson creates a vivid and engaging portrait of who Einstein was as a whole -- both the brilliant and the quirky -- and gives us a wonderful glimpse into how this mans amazing mind led to some of the most incredible scientific discoveries in history. Very well-written and meticulously researched.
Albert Einstein Biography
Questions and Answers on Albert Einstein. Six weeks later the family moved to Munich, where he later on began his schooling at the Luitpold Gymnasium. Later, they moved to Italy and Albert continued his education at Aarau, Switzerland and in he entered the Swiss Federal Polytechnic School in Zurich to be trained as a teacher in physics and mathematics. In , the year he gained his diploma, he acquired Swiss citizenship and, as he was unable to find a teaching post, he accepted a position as technical assistant in the Swiss Patent Office. During his stay at the Patent Office, and in his spare time, he produced much of his remarkable work and in he was appointed Privatdozent in Berne. In he became Professor Extraordinary at Zurich, in Professor of Theoretical Physics at Prague, returning to Zurich in the following year to fill a similar post. He became a United States citizen in and retired from his post in
Near the beginning of his career, Einstein thought that Newtonian mechanics was no longer enough to reconcile the laws of classical mechanics with the laws of the electromagnetic field. This led him to develop his special theory of relativity during his time at the Swiss Patent Office in Bern — However, he realized that the principle of relativity could also be extended to gravitational fields, and he published a paper on general relativity in with his theory of gravitation.
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The Career of Albert Einstein
Einstein is generally considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century. Albert Einstein was a famous physicist. His research spanned from quantum mechanics to theories about gravity and motion. After publishing some groundbreaking papers, Einstein toured the world and gave speeches about his discoveries. In he won the Nobel Prize for his discovery of the photoelectric effect. He is also known for his discovery of the photoelectric effect , for which he won the Nobel Prize in
Can You Believe It? Albert Einstein was born in in Ulm, Germany. He was the first child born to Hermann and Pauline Einstein. Though he attended school as a young boy, he also received instruction at home on Judaism and violin. By the age of twelve he had taught himself geometry. At the age of sixteen he failed an exam in order to qualify to train as an electrical engineer.