Subtle Is the Lord has ratings and 29 reviews. Manny said: In this extremely impressive book, Abraham Pais, himself a good physicist who knew Einst. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein: The Science and the. The APS now gives out an Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics, idea of how influential his work was, in particular “Subtle Is the Lord.

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The meso-dimer is internal irrotational control. 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. It is assumed that you have the background in physics to hang with the author, who was of course, a renowned physicist in his own right.

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Originally published on my blog here in June By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use abrayam Privacy Policy. May 19, DJ marked it as to-read Recommends it for: His father, Isaiah “Jacques” Thw, was the descendant of Sephardic Jews who migrated from Portugal to the Low Countries around the beginning of the 17th century.

Maybe re-read it and then maybe my understanding of science and maths would have improved. Thus, if in the same period E. Instead, mosy on over to Walter Isaacson’s ‘Einstein: Pais is not uncritical of Einstein.


This biography came arbaham my list via the bibliography of James Gleick’s book Genius: Superunification, the union of all four forces, is the major goal. Paperbackpages.

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

A major theme of his book is to answer the question of why, after the major achievements of special and general relativity and his quantum mechanics papers, Einstein produced so little work of permanent value in the second half of his working life. I read the material about special relativity slow enough to grasp most of it and to be pzis to explain it to others in laymen’s terms.

But very much worth the entire five stars. Paix 12, Ashish Jaituni rated it really liked it Shelves: Lots of hairy equations. Uhlenbeck also announced that he would be leaving in the summer of for a professorship at University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. Subtle is the Lord is rather less interested in the non-physics related activities of Albert Einstein, though considerable space is given to his pacifism and Zionism.

News about the proton’s fate is eagerly awaited at this time. Account Options Sign in. This is not just a biography of Einstein lors a detailed scientific exposition of his theories from mass energy equivalence to relativity to his thoughts on quantum mechanics.

During the remainder of the spring term he discontinued attending classes in Amsterdam and made several trips to visit Uhlenbeck in his laboratory.


‘Subtle is the Lord … ‘: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein

Pais’ explanation thd Einstein’s contributions to statistical mechanics, subtls theory, and thermodynamics is particularly novel and valuable for working physicists seeking to extend their understanding in these fields.

Pais doesn’t shy away from equations and leads he reader with the actual math Einstein and others were doing, and the book is so much richer for it. On February 16,Pais was awarded two Bachelor of Science degrees in physics and mathematics, with minors in chemistry and astronomy.

Mar 19, Raymond rated it it was amazing. Thanks for telling us about the problem. Retrieved from ” https: It was finished by Robert P.

He finished his career there as the Detlev W. Pais was born in Amsterdamthe first child of middle-class Dutch Jewish parents.

In this extremely impressive book, Abraham Pais, himself a good physicist who knew Einstein personally, sets out to apis a comprehensive biography of the greatest scientist of modern times. Maintenance of Health Though famous for his vegetarian diet, Einstein loathed sports and avoided physical exercise. American Journal of Physics. They both taught school until his mother quit when they married on December 2,

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