Albert Einstein: Creator and Rebel
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This is my first biography of one of the greatest scientists that ever lived, Albert Einstein. It revealed to me, not just the science in the man but also, the human being in him. I found his humility and rebelliousness both very endearing. His relentless dedication and passion to his work was inspirational and admirable.
This is a more or less scientific/intellectual book. If you're interested in knowing more about Einstein's personal life i.e., family, relationships, etc. then it will definite...more
Sure, there were some amusing stories and facts about Einstein included (just as biographies strive to portray), but they do not live up to the acclaimed "creator/rebel" part. It was somewhat disappointing.
The only thing I can think of that held my attention for more than a few seconds were the photos. There were some remarkable photos of Einstein and of the great physicists of his era. One photo in particular kept ...more
however, the descriptions of his physics were easy to read. i only had to skip about ten pages of them, the rest i could comprehend the language employed.
read it if you are really into einstein (it has a bunch of nice images) or if you just have it around. there are probably better books about him and his life if you are purchasing one ...more
While at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, Hoffmann collaborated with Einstein and Leopold Infeld on the classic paper Gravitational Equations and the Problem of Motion. Einstein’s original work on gener ...more