SUBTLE IS THE LORD

Download Subtle Is The Lord ebook PDF or Read Online books in PDF, EPUB, and Mobi Format. Click Download or Read Online button to SUBTLE IS THE LORD book pdf for free now.

Subtle Is The Lord

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : 9780192806727
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 86.16 MB
Format : PDF, ePub
Download : 986
Read : 183

Subtle is the Lord is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought.Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision. The profound transformation Einstein's ideas effected on the physics of the turn of the century is here laid out for the serious reader. Pais also fills many gaps in what we know of Einstein's life - his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. This remarkablevolume, written by a physicist who mingled in Einstein's scientific circle, forms a timeless and classic biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Subtle Is The Lord The Science And The Life Of Albert Einstein

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : 0192806726
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 22.9 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 463
Read : 689

Subtle is the Lord is widely recognized as the definitive scientific biography of Albert Einstein. The late Abraham Pais was a distinguished physicist turned historian who knew Einstein both professionally and personally in the last years of his life. His biography combines a profound understanding of Einstein's work with personal recollections from their years of acquaintance, illuminating the man through the development of his scientific thought.Pais examines the formulation of Einstein's theories of relativity, his work on Brownian motion, and his response to quantum theory with authority and precision. The profound transformation Einstein's ideas effected on the physics of the turn of the century is here laid out for the serious reader. Pais also fills many gaps in what we know of Einstein's life - his interest in philosophy, his concern with Jewish destiny, and his opinions of great figures from Newton to Freud. This remarkablevolume, written by a physicist who mingled in Einstein's scientific circle, forms a timeless and classic biography of the towering figure of twentieth-century science.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

Einstein Lived Here

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : UOM:39015031703682
Genre : Physicists
File Size : 70.39 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 281
Read : 745

Looks at Albert Einstein's life and work in physics
Category: Physicists

A Student S Guide To Einstein S Major Papers

Author : Robert E Kennedy
ISBN : 9780199694037
Genre : Science
File Size : 62.55 MB
Format : PDF, Docs
Download : 150
Read : 625

In 1905 Albert Einstein produced breakthrough work in three major areas of physics (atoms and Brownian motion, quanta, and the special theory of relativity), followed, in 1916, by the general theory of relativity. This book develops the detail of the papers, including the mathematics, to guide the reader in working through them.
Category: Science

Inward Bound

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : 9780198519973
Genre : Science
File Size : 26.96 MB
Format : PDF, Kindle
Download : 627
Read : 935

Details the history of the physics of matter and of physical forces since the discovery of x-rays, exploring the circumstances, significance, and impact of discoveries and developments
Category: Science

The Changing Image Of The Sciences

Author : Ida H. Stamhuis
ISBN : 9789401005876
Genre : History
File Size : 85.83 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Docs
Download : 434
Read : 223

This volume is written as a reaction to the worldwide decreasing interest in the natural sciences. It addresses many intriguing questions. How is the changing image of the distinct sciences experienced by the general public, by the scientists themselves, or in disciplines in which natural sciences are applied? How can it be connected to the phenomenon of the low number of women in science? It is of interest to researchers, teachers, and students of natural sciences, the history of science, and philosophy.
Category: History

A Tale Of Two Continents

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : 9781400864492
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 34.51 MB
Format : PDF
Download : 947
Read : 952

"People like myself, who truly feel at home in several countries, are not strictly at home anywhere," writes Abraham Pais, one of the world's leading theoretical physicists, near the beginning of this engrossing chronicle of his life on two continents. The author of an immensely popular biography of Einstein, Subtle Is the Lord, Pais writes engagingly for a general audience. His "tale" describes his period of hiding in Nazi-occupied Holland (he ended the war in a Gestapo prison) and his life in America, particularly at the newly organized Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, then directed by the brilliant and controversial physicist Robert Oppenheimer. Pais tells fascinating stories about Oppenheimer, Einstein, Bohr, Sakharov, Dirac, Heisenberg, and von Neumann, as well as about nonscientists like Chaim Weizmann, George Kennan, Erwin Panofsky, and Pablo Casals. His enthusiasm about science and life in general pervades a book that is partly a memoir, partly a travel commentary, and partly a history of science. Pais's charming recollections of his years as a university student become somber with the German invasion of the Netherlands in 1940. He was presented with an unusual deadline for his graduate work: a German decree that July 14, 1941, would be the final date on which Dutch Jews could be granted a doctoral degree. Pais received the degree, only to be forced into hiding from the Nazis in 1943, practically next door to Anne Frank. After the war, he went to the Institute of Theoretical Physics in Copenhagen to work with Niels Bohr. 1946 began his years at the Institute for Advanced Study, where he worked first as a Fellow and then as a Professor until his move to Rockefeller University in 1963. Combining his understanding of disparate social and political worlds, Pais comments just as insightfully on Oppenheimer's ordeals during the McCarthy era as he does on his own and his European colleagues' struggles during World War II. Originally published in 1997. The Princeton Legacy Library uses the latest print-on-demand technology to again make available previously out-of-print books from the distinguished backlist of Princeton University Press. These editions preserve the original texts of these important books while presenting them in durable paperback and hardcover editions. The goal of the Princeton Legacy Library is to vastly increase access to the rich scholarly heritage found in the thousands of books published by Princeton University Press since its founding in 1905.
Category: Biography & Autobiography

The Genius Of Science

Author : Abraham Pais
ISBN : 0198506147
Genre : Biography & Autobiography
File Size : 29.3 MB
Format : PDF, ePub, Mobi
Download : 435
Read : 806

Biographical profiles of Albert Einstein, Niels Bohr, and other twentieth-century physicists feature observations and insights from a fellow scientist who knew the subjects personally.
Category: Biography & Autobiography