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Albert Einstein - Chief Engineer of the Universe: One Hundred Authors for Einstein [Hardcover]

By Jurgen Renn (Editor)
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In 1905, Albert Einstein published five scientific articles that fundamentally changed the world-view of physics: The Special Theory of Reativity revolutionized our concept of space and time, E=mc became the best-known equation in physics.

On the occasion of the 100th aniversary of his "annus mirabilis" 1905, the UNESCO declared the year 2005 the "World Year of Physics", in order to draw attention to the impact of physics. The Max Planck Institute for the history of science dedicates an exhibition in the Kronprinzenpalais in Berlin to the probably most important scientist of the 20th century.

In this book, 100 authors explain the historical background of Einstein's life and work, shed light on many different aspects of his biography, and on the scientific fields and topics that are connected to Einstein's work. The authors are some of the most renowned Einstein researchers in the world, such as Jrgen Ehlers, Peter Galison, Zeev Rosenkranz, John Stachel and Robert Schulmann.

The essays form a bridge between scientific and cultural history, opening up a perspective on Einstein's biography which goes beyond the traditional picture of the exceptional science genius.

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Pages   472
Est. Packaging Dimensions:   Length: 1.25" Width: 8.5" Height: 11.25"
Weight:   4.5 lbs.
Binding  Hardcover
Release Date   Oct 14, 2005
Publisher   Wiley-VCH
ISBN  3527405747  
ISBN13  9783527405749  

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More About Jurgen Renn

Register your artisan biography and upload your photo! Professor JA1/4rgen Renn is director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His research focuses primarily on the emergence of mechanics in antiquity, the interaction between practical and theoretical knowledge since the Renaissance, the transition from classical to modern physics, the development of the theory of relativity, and the application of new media to the history of science. Professor Renn is coordinator of the exhibition 'Albert Einstein - Chief Engineer of the Universe' 2005 in Berlin.

Jurgen Renn was born in 1956 and has an academic affiliation as follows - Max-Planck-Institut, Berlin Max-Planck-Institut Berlin Max-Planck-Inst.

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