DROPOUT.PACIFIST.PHYSICIST.CASANOVA.REFUGEE.REBEL.GENIUS. THINK YOU KNOW EINSTEIN? THINK AGAIN
His face is instantly recognisable. His name is shorthand for genius. Today, he's a figurehead as much as a man, symbolic of things larger than himself: of scientific progress, of the human mind, even of the age. But who was Einstein really?
The Nobel Prize-winning physicist who discovered relativity, black holes and E = mc2, dined with Charlie Chaplin in Hollywood and was the inspiration for (highly radioactive) element 99, Albert Einstein was also a high school dropout with an FBI file 1,400 pages long.
In this book, Samuel Graydon brings history's most famous scientist back to life. From his lost daughter to escaping the Nazis, from his love letters to unlikely inventions, from telling jokes to cheer up his sad parrot Bibo to refusing the Presidency of Israel, through the discoveries and thought experiments that changed science, Einstein in Time and Spacetells 99 unforgettable stories of the man who redefined how we view our universe and our place within it.
Einstein In Time And Space: A Life In 99 Particles
John Murray - Hachette
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28 September 2023
Samuel Graydon is the science editor at the Times Literary Supplement. He has published short fiction and poetry and won an Alpine fellowship. He lives in Bath with his wife and son. This is his first book.