Einstein and Oppenheimer

The Meaning of Genius

Author: Silvan S. Schweber

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 0674043359

Category: Science

Page: 412

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Albert Einstein and J. Robert Oppenheimer, two iconic scientists of the twentieth century, belonged to different generations, with the boundary marked by the advent of quantum mechanics. By exploring how these men differed—in their worldview, in their work, and in their day—this book provides powerful insights into the lives of two critical figures and into the scientific culture of their times.
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E = Einstein

His Life, His Thought, and His Influence on Our Culture

Author: Donald Goldsmith,Marcia Bartusiak

Publisher: Sterling Publishing Company, Inc.

ISBN: 9781402763199

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 352

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Paying tribute to the founding father of the Theory of Relativity, this brilliant collection of 30 essays, presented by three prominent scientist/editors, explores the life, theories, and legacy of one of science's most legendary thinkers.
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Einstein's Mistakes: The Human Failings of Genius

Author: Hans C. Ohanian

Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

ISBN: 9780393070422

Category: Science

Page: 416

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“A thought-provoking critique of Einstein’s tantalizing combination of brilliance and blunder.”—Andrew Robinson, New Scientist Never before translated into English, the Manimekhalai is one of the great classics of Indian culture.
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Einstein's Greatest Mistake

The Life of a Flawed Genius

Author: David Bodanis

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 1408708086

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 304

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Widely considered the greatest genius of all time, Albert Einstein revolutionised our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity and helped to lead us into the atomic age. Yet in the final decades of his life he was also ignored by most working scientists, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends. This stunning downfall can be traced to Einstein's earliest successes and to personal qualities that were at first his best assets. Einstein's imagination and self-confidence served him well as he sought to reveal the universe's structure, but when it came to newer revelations in the field of quantum mechanics, these same traits undermined his quest for the ultimate truth. David Bodanis traces the arc of Einstein's intellectual development across his professional and personal life, showing how Einstein's confidence in his own powers of intuition proved to be both his greatest strength and his ultimate undoing. He was a fallible genius. An intimate and enlightening biography of the celebrated physicist, Einstein's Greatest Mistake reveals how much we owe Einstein today - and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws.
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Essays in Memory of Imre Lakatos

Author: Robert S. Cohen,P.K. Feyerabend,Marx W. Wartofsky

Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media

ISBN: 9401014515

Category: Science

Page: 768

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The death of Imre Lakatos on February 2, 1974 was a personal and philosophical loss to the worldwide circle of his friends, colleagues and students. This volume reflects the range of his interests in mathematics, logic, politics and especially in the history and methodology of the sciences. Indeed, Lakatos was a man in search of rationality in all of its forms. He thought he had found it in the historical development of scientific knowledge, yet he also saw rationality endangered everywhere. To honor Lakatos is to honor his sharp and aggressive criticism as well as his humane warmth and his quick wit. He was a person to love and to struggle with. PAUL K. FEYERABEND ROBERT S. COHEN MARX W. WARTOFSKY TABLE OF CONTENTS Preface VII JOHN WORRALL / Imre Lakatos (1922-1974): Philosopher of Mathematics and Philosopher of Science JOSEPH AGASSI / The Lakatosian Revolution 9 23 D. M. ARMSTRONG / Immediate Perception w. W. BAR TLEY, III/On Imre Lakatos 37 WILLIAM BERKSON / Lakatos One and Lakatos Two: An Appreciation 39 I. B. COHEN / William Whewell and the Concept of Scientific Revolution 55 L. JONATHAN COHEN / How Can One Testimony Corroborate Another? 65 R. S. COHEN / Constraints on Science 79 GENE D'AMOUR/ Research Programs, Rationality, and Ethics 87 YEHUDA ELKANA / Introduction: Culture, Cultural System and Science 99 PA UL K.
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The Genesis of General Relativity

Sources and Interpretations

Author: Jürgen Renn

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781402039997

Category: Science

Page: 619

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This four-volume work represents the most comprehensive documentation and study of the creation of general relativity. Einstein’s 1912 Zurich notebook is published for the first time in facsimile and transcript and commented on by today’s major historians of science. Additional sources from Einstein and others, who from the late 19th to the early 20th century contributed to this monumental development, are presented here in translation for the first time. The volumes offer detailed commentaries and analyses of these sources that are based on a close reading of these documents supplemented by interpretations by the leading historians of relativity.
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Dancing With Einstein

A Novel

Author: Kate Wenner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416585442

Category: Fiction

Page: 240

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A Simon & Schuster eBook. Simon & Schuster has a great book for every reader.
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Albert Einstein

And the Frontiers of Physics

Author: Jeremy Bernstein

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780195120295

Category: Juvenile Nonfiction

Page: 189

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Albert Einstein did not impress his first teachers. They found him a dreamy child without an especially promising future. But some time in his early years he developed what he called "wonder" about the world. Later in life, he remembered two instances from his childhood--his fascination at age five with a compass and his introduction to the lucidity and certainty of geometry--that may have been the first signs of what was to come. From these ordinary beginnings, Einstein became one of the greatest scientific thinkers of all time. This illuminating biography describes in understandable language the experiments and revolutionary theories that flowed from Einstein's imagination and intellect--from his theory of relativity, which changed our conception of the universe and our place in it, to his search for a unified field theory that would explain all of the forces in the universe.
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The Curious History of Relativity

How Einstein's Theory of Gravity was Lost and Found Again

Author: Jean Eisenstaedt

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 9780691118659

Category: Science

Page: 363

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Examines the events surrounding general relativity and the techniques employed by Einstein and the relativists to construct , develop, and understand his almost impenetrable theory in a story of the evolution of the theory's place in twentieth-century physics.
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