Book ID: CBB000020925

Albert Einstein: Historical and cultural perspectives. The centennial symposium in Jerusalem (1982)


Holton, Gerald James (Editor)
Elkana, Yehuda (Editor)

Princeton University Press

Publication Date: 1982
Physical Details: xxxii + 439 pp.; index

Description Contents: Holton, Gerald: Introduction: Einstein and the shaping of our imagination. Miller, Arthur I.: The special relativity theory: Einstein's response to the physics of 1905. Bergmann, Peter G.: The quest for unity: General relativity and unitary field theories. Klein, Martin J.: Fluctuations and statistical physics in Einstein's early work. Jammer, Max: Einstein and quantum physics. Dirac, P. A. M.: The early years of relativity. Hoffmann, Banesh: Some Einstein anomalies. Graham, Loren R.: The reception of Einstein's ideas: Two examples from contrasting political cultures. Jakobson, Roman: Einstein and the science of language. Erikson, Erik H.: Psychoanalytic reflections on Einstein's centenary. Rotenstreich, Nathan: Relativity and relativism. Elkana, Yehuda: The myth of simplicity. Ezrahi, Yaron: Einstein and the light of reason. Berlin, Isaiah: Einstein and Israel. Navon, Yitzhak: On Einstein and the presidency of Israel. Tal, Uriel: Jewish and universal social ethics in the life and thought of Albert Einstein. Stern, Fritz: Einstein's Germany. Doty, Paul: Einstein and international security. Feld, Bernard T.: Einstein and the politics of nuclear weapons. Bergmann, Peter G.: Reminiscences. Hoffmann, Banesh: Reminiscences. Rosen, Nathan: Reminiscences. Schwarz, Boris: Musical and personal reminiscences of Albert Einstein. Straus, Ernst G.: Reminiscences.

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Miller, Arthur I.
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Swenson, Loyd S.
Sida, D. W.
Schulmann, Robert
Norton, John D.
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Calvino, Italo
Time Periods
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