Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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  • Title: Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein
  • Author: Abraham Pais Roger Penrose
  • ISBN: 9780192806727
  • Page: 443
  • Format: Paperback
  • Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

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    1. Manny

      In this extremely impressive book, Abraham Pais, himself a good physicist who knew Einstein personally, sets out to write a comprehensive biography of the greatest scientist of modern times The emphasis is very much on the science, and if you want details on who Einstein slept with you are advised to look elsewhere I think that s absolutely right most biographies of Lindsay Lohan are, for similar reasons, equally sketchy concerning her opinions on quantum mechanics The rest of this review is ava [...]

    2. Erik

      Really illuminating and surprisingly critical on two fronts One, Pais is critical of Einstein himself and does not write the usual hagiography of the great man, but deals with him as a working scientist who made occasional errors as all humans do The relativity revolution is put in perspective as a continuation of classical physics, by comparison with the true break with the past that was occurring in quantum theory He is also aware that Einstein s opposition to quantum theory cannot be dismisse [...]

    3. Simon Mcleish

      Originally published on my blog here in June 1998.Subtle is the Lord the Einstein quote finishes but he is not malicious is an excellent biography of Albert Einstein written by an eminent physicist A fair knowledge of physics is necessary to read this, but reading a biography of Einstein which doesn t convey the work that he did is much less interesting to those who have such a knowledge.Pais is not uncritical of Einstein A major theme of his book is to answer the question of why, after the majo [...]

    4. William Mann

      This is probably the BEST of all the Einstein biographies on the market It is not only a bio of Einstein himself, but also of his science With a combination of life story and physics Pais weaves a detailed tapestry of the history of the birth of modern Physics This book is not for the faint of heart, it takes dedication and patience to work through The result, wether you understand all the math or not, is a deeper understanding of Einstein s dedication to the pursuit of the greatest of miracles [...]

    5. William Schram

      Subtle is the Lord is a biography of Albert Einstein by Abraham Pais It brilliantly tells the story of Einstein and his development into a world renowned Physicist While covering his life, the book also covers the work that Einstein did in Physics Starting with his youth and childhood, Subtle is the Lord addresses the theories of Einstein being bad in school by presenting his report card Although it is true that Einstein didn t particularly like the authoritative atmosphere of his school, he did [...]

    6. Arko

      The aspiration of truth is precious than its assured possession Those were Albert Einstein s words from his autobiographical note written about a month prior he took his last breath The spirit with which he wrote bears the seed of the pursuit of an unified field theory from which all the attributes of the Nature will pop out This is an active field of research in theoretical physics of our present time to search for a theory that unifies the quantum and the classical domains Such were many of E [...]

    7. DJ

      Non physicists need not apply.This book is an intensely thorough scientific biography of Einstein and is likely a great joy to any physicist interested watching the great man work.However, if you re simply a pop sci fan passing through the fascinating world of physics, don t stop to gawk here You won t comprehend a thing Instead, mosy on over to Walter Isaacson s Einstein His Life and Dreams I may return to this book later, once I ve got some relativity and quantum theory under my belt, in order [...]

    8. Graham

      Hmmm well I think this book should have been called The SCIENCE SCIENCE SCIENCE of Albert Einstein with a tiny bit of context about his life This is a book by a physicist, for physicists I am in no way a physicist To his credit, the author makes clear in the introduction that the purpose of the book is to cover Einstein s work, and he even highlights in the contents the very few sections in the book which deal with Einstein s life rather than work.Despite knowing that, I made an attempt to read [...]

    9. F Avery

      There s a saying from A Brief History of Time by Steven Hawking to the effect that For every equation in the book the readership would be halved Clearly that doesn t hold in the limit, because by rough estimate this book has 300 or so equations, implying that even if the original readership with no equations were the entire earth s population of seven billion, as published it would be 7 X 10 9 X 2 300 So I could not have read the book, but I did.I have advanced degrees in mathematics and enginee [...]

    10. Peterajohnson59yahoo.com

      Terrifically clear exposition of Einstein s development as a thinker.Not for those intimidated by equations but from Brownian motion to Einstein Bose condensate, one comes away with how his supple mind fit things together Far respectful of science and the scientifically interested reader than any of the other superficial biographies of Einstein I ve read

    11. Michael McEllin

      This has been on my bookshelf for many years and has been read and reread several times OK, you probably need to be a physicist or a mathematician to really understand the technical detail, because this is quite definitely a history of the intellectual development of Einstein rather than a personal biography For those able to cope with that it is by far the best history of Relativity and Einstein s love hate relationship with quantum mechanics that is available.

    12. Mohan

      This is not just a biography of Einstein but a detailed scientific exposition of his theories from mass energy equivalence to relativity to his thoughts on quantum mechanics This biography is for physicists and for those who love physics.

    13. Matt

      A very in depth look at the history of Einstein s life work, with enough biography to provide context This book is replete with the math and details of the theories of Einstein and his contemporaries The problem is that unless you majored in physics or even studied at the graduate level, you aren t going to comprehend the details Terms like Brownian motion, blackbody radiation, and covariance are not defined in the text It is assumed that you have the background in physics to hang with the autho [...]

    14. Sharan Banagiri

      An excellent book, a one of a kind biography of Einstein Pais was a physicist himself who personally knew both Einstein and Bohr, and made this unique biography of the science of Einstein If you want to know about the personal life of Einstein, look elsewhere for Pais only gives a faint sketch of it On the other hand he delves into the science, the philosophy and the thinking of the man Pais doesn t shy away from equations and leads he reader with the actual math Einstein and others were doing, [...]

    15. Ronald Wise

      Much of this book was way above my level of scientific mathematical comprehension, but described in a manner through which I could understand the gist of Einstein s obsessions and moments of excitement Occasional chapters in the book were purely biographical, and in them I was able to enjoy the details of his life without the clutter of formul My knowledge of Einstein s history had been too vague, and I now feel much informed about the man and the state of science in which he arose This biograp [...]

    16. Daphnée Kwong Waye

      Don t get me wrong the book is interesting and rich However, for someone who has barely touched science at school like me, at some point, I got lost The language was clear and easy the flow of reading was smooth but it was still too scientific for me I believe this is what the author intended but sadly the book thus cannot reach out to the wide audience However, I will probably refer to it and go back to it later Maybe re read it and then maybe my understanding of science and maths would have im [...]

    17. Olga Chekeres

      Without question, it s an outstanding biography, highly recommended to anyone related to physics To my personal taste, the structure of the book is a bit irritating the author tries to follow the chronological order and at the same time to organize the story according to the scientific subjects on which Einstein was working during his life Thus, if in the same period E was working at several topics, the author treating separately each topic, has to describe several times the same personal backgr [...]

    18. Steve

      Just starting Looking for a nice easy book about Einstein to read This ain t it However, I think it is going to be worth the efforts.Just finished I won t pretend that I followed all the math, but I did gain an appreciation for the methods that were used both in mathmatics and seeking to derive the theories using both past advances and indeptedant thought A very rewarding book and one that is extremely difficult to read But very much worth the entire five stars.

    19. Luís

      Although being a very well written and informative biography, the book is mostly oriented to Physics lovers and enthusiasts as the author spends a great amount of time talking about physics and explaining the deductions, etc.

    20. Ashish Jaituni

      A very good biography on Einstein For a long time and even today it is considered to be among the best biographies of Einstein I read it a long long time ago in my early days as a student of Physics.

    21. Yanni

      Given the genius of Einstein, I found this biography positively uninteresting and did not learn much about him or his works or thoughts that I already did not know.

    22. Chris Backhouse

      This isn t really a biography of Einstein, a biography of his scientific output Lots of hairy equations.

    23. Gabriel Iqbal

      Masterpiece Roger Penrose himself is a physicist of great rapport I am particularly interested in his works on consciousness they are way ahead of conventional limitations.

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