Albert Einstein and the Frontiers of Physics

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Aarau, Switzerland, 30-31
Anderson, Carl, 155
Annalen der Physik, 72, 81
Antimatter, 70-71
Avogadro,Amedeo, 88
Avogadro's Number, 88, 90
Becquerel, Henri, 71
Bell, John, 170
Berlin, University of, 104-5
Bernstein,Aaron, 23
Besso, Michele, 33, 58, 72, 83, 99, 117
Big Bang, 180
Blackbody radiation, 80-81
Bohr, Niels, 131-32, 133, 141-43, 154, 158-59
Boltzmann, Ludwig, 76
Born, Max, 139-40, 154
Brownian motion, 77-78
Brown, Robert, 77-78
Chadwick, James, 156
Complementarity, theory of, 141
Compton,Arthur, 84
Copernican theory, 42, 52
Copernicus, Nicolaus, 42
[Cosmological
Considerations on the
General Theory of
Relativity] (Einstein), 119
Cosmological member, 121, 149
Crommelin,Andrew, 113
de Broglie, Louis, 134
de Broglie, Maurice, 134, 135-37
de Sitter,Wilhelm, 123-25
Dirac, Paul, 155
Doppler shift, 96-97, 125
Dukas, Helen, 65, 152, 165
Eddington,Arthur, 113-15
Einstein, Albert
atomic bomb and, 159-65
Cold War and, 165-67
cosmological theories of, 119-23, 125
death of, 167
divorces, 104-5, 107
early years, 17-25, 28-35
admitted to ETH, 29-30, 31
first scientific experiences, 20-25
renounces German citizenship, 29, 31
health problems of, 107, 165, 167
Judaism and, 17-18, 148
and laser, 126-27
marries, 44, 117-18
as target of Nazi regime, 145-49, 151-52
wins Nobel Prize, 132
and Olympia Academy, 44
pacifist tendencies of, 20, 106
proof of Pythagorean theorem, 26-28
quantum theory and, 7578, 82-83, 87, 126-31, 133-34, 138-43, 15354, 155-56, 169-72
relationships with women, 33-37, 104-5, 107, 117-18
religious beliefs of, 40-41
and Swiss National Patent Office, 42-43, 90-91
as teacher, 91-92
and theory of general relativity, 110-13, 11819
and theory of special relativity, 45-48, 52-65, 68-70
and unified field theory, 154, 167
settles in United States, 150-52
and violin, 19, 167
and Zionism, 148
Einstein, Eduard (son), 99, 102
Einstein, Elsa Lowenthal (second wife), 105, 107, 116, 117-18, 152
Einstein, Hans Albert (son), 67, 167
Einstein, Hermann (father), 17, 20, 25, 44

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Table of contents

  • Title Page 3
  • Contents 5
  • Preface - How I Did Not Get to Meet Albert Einstein 8
  • Chapter 1 - Einstein When Young 17
  • Chapter 2 - The Miracle Year 38
  • Chapter 3 - The Strange Story of the Quantum 67
  • Chapter 4 - Professor Einstein's Happiest Thought 88
  • Chapter 5 - Einstein's Cosmology 117
  • Chapter 6 - The Stranger Story of the Quantum 126
  • Chapter 7 - 112 Mercer Street 145
  • Chapter 8 - Einstein's Legacy 168
  • Coda - How I Did Get to See Einstein 173
  • Appendix - The Michelson-Morley Experiment 174
  • Chronology 183
  • Further Reading 185
  • Index 187
  • Picture Credits 191
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