Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution
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Einstein Defiant: Genius Versus Genius in the Quantum Revolution

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"I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will, not only its moment to jump off, but also its direction. In that case, I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist." -Albert Einstein
A scandal hovers over the history of 20th century physics. Albert Einstein -- the century's...more
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Published December 10th 2003 by Joseph Henry Press
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Rachel Brune
An excellent book that explores the history of early-20th century physics in the context of the debates and relationships among the greatest physicists of the day. Not only does the author illuminate their personalities, foibles, failings and triumphs, but he does so using the backdrop of historic events, and is able to clearly enunciate the ideas they were discussing in terms understood by the non-physicist.

One point that I exceptionally enjoyed was reading about Einstein and learning that his...more
David
Great book with lots of insight into Einstein the man.
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