Please, Mr. Einstein

  • Engels
  • Hardcover
  • 9780151014224
  • november 2006
  • 186 pagina's
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A young woman enters a building in a nameless contemporary European city. She walks into a waiting room where a dozen other people, with briefcases or sheaves of documents, are waiting patiently. Shortly afterwards, she is requested to go into another room where she meets Albert Einstein who is engaged in trying to figure out the equation that explains the universe. He is charmed by her, and agrees to answer her questions. He seems very used to receiving visitors. Among them, Isaac Newton is certainly the most regular and the most argumentative, desperately trying to prove Einstein wrong. Einstein and the student discuss his theories as well as his responsibility for the creation of nuclear weapons. He also talks about his personal life, the difficulties of fame, and how his dreams of worldwide peace were shattered. He appears bright, witty, hugely sympathetic but also tormented and dreamy. This is a remarkable book that makes complex concepts of physics and philosophy accessible to the non-scientific reader in a captivating and utterly charming manner.

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A thought-provoking introduction to Einstein and quantum theory -- John Williams Mail on Sunday Carriere's humane sensibility makes him the ideal man to humanise Einstein -- Peter Forbes Independent Since the 1960s, Carriere has had his finger on the pulse of Europe's imagination...In Carriere's story...undecidability and doubt have leached out of science and into ethics -- Lisa Jardine The Times [A] coruscating, yet gently whimsical, tour ...Carriere...has an impeccable pedigree in science publishing...There are some sharp incidental pleasures and some witty reflections to be enjoyed -- Victoria Neumark Times Educational Supplement

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Engels
Bindwijze
Hardcover
Verschijningsdatum
2006-11-01
Aantal pagina's
186 pagina's
Illustraties
Nee
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Onderwerp: Moderne en hedendaagse fictie

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John Brownjohn
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Please, Mr. Einstein

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9780151014224

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2006-11-01

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