Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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Subject Index
Abraham-Einstein debate, 231-232
Abraham theory of gravitation, 229-235
Aether, 20-21; see also Michelson-Morley experiment
aberration of light and, 117-119
definitions of, 111
Einstein and, 130-131, 313
Fresnel's hypothesis, 123, 124
Hertz and, 119, 120
historical accounts, 119-128
Larmor and, 126
Lorentz and, 166-167
Maxwell and, 111, 112, 119-120
Michelson and, 112
Poincaré and, 127-128
review of theories, 111-112
special relativity and, 114-115, 138
Aether drift, 140
nonzero, 113-114
Akademie Olympia, 47
Ampère's molecular currents, 246-247
Analytical mechanics, 203
Anti-semitism, 184-186, 192, 314-317, 502
Atomic nucleus, 326-327
Atomic theory, 79-82
Atomic weapons, 454, 474, 490
Atomicity of matter, see Molecular reality
Atoms, molecules vs, 80
Avogadro's law, 81
extension of, 88
Avogadro's number, methods of determining
Brownian motion and, 88-92, 94-95, 99
current knowledge about, 95
Einstein's, 55, 56, 88, 89, 92, 94-95, 103, 375
Loschmidt's, 84-85
molecular reality and, 88, 89, 92, 94-95
overdetermination of, 94-95
Planck's law of blackbody radiation and, 99- 100
Perrin's review of, 99
Barnett effect, 246
Bavarian Academy, 450
Beta decay, 326, 327
Beta rays, 359
Bending of light, 181-182
is detectable, 194-200
Einstein's progress recapitulated, 303-305
general relativity theory and, 30
Nordström vs Einstein-Grossmann theories, 240
solar eclipse expeditions, 268, 273, 303, 304
Bianchi identities, 256, 258, 274-278
Big bang, 289
Binding energy, 149
Black holes, 269, 270, 278, 279
Blackbody radiation, 27; see also Planck's law of blackbody radiation
Einstein on, 20, 402-405
energy fluctuations of, 20
history of, from 1859 to 1926, 371
Kirchhoff's law of, 26, 364-366
and light-quanta, 364-378
Lummer and Pringsheim on, 366, 368
new derivation of, 58
Nichols on, 366
Paschen's experiment, 366, 368
Planck on, see Planck's law of blackbody radiation
as problem in theoretical physics, 28
Rubens on, 366, 368
Rubens-Kurlbaum paper, 366
Stefan-Boltmann law, 365
Wien's law, 365-368, 402, 406, 409
Bohr, Niels
Einstein's knowledge of work of, 416
Einstein's personal relationship with, 416, 417, 420
experimental evidence and acceptance of new ideas, 385-386
Nobel prize, 503, 505, 506, 508, 510, 511
photons, see also Bohr-Kramers-Slater
proposal
resistance to, 24
waves vs, 418-419
quantum theory, 28, 361-363
complementarity interpretation of quantum mechanics, 444, 456
Einstein dialogue with, 6-9, 443, 448
probability interpretation of, 6-9
spectra, 407

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