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Einsteins Berlin: Auf den Spuren eines Genies

Einsteins Berlin: Auf den Spuren eines Genies

Dieter Hoffmann

ISBN: 978-3-527-60857-7 December 2006 232 Pages




"At Easter I'm going to Berlin as an Academy man without any obligations, rather like a living mummy," Albert Einstein wrote in the fall of 1913. The most important physicist of the 20th century worked for nearly two decades in the Prussian metropolis. These twenty years represent the pinnacle of his scientific and social recognition -- however they were also a period of increasing political and anti-Semitic attacks.
So what were the personal and scientific relationships that bonded Einstein so closely to Berlin? The author, himself an expert in scientific history, provides the answers: Readers accompany Einstein via 30 places in Berlin and surroundings, getting to know his contemporaries and all the important scenes of his life in the capital.
Numerous illustrations and photos of the historic settings and details from today's street map allow readers to locate these places and so take a tour of one of the most significant chapters in modern history of science.
Einstein in Berlin
1 The Berlin apartments
2 The places of work
3 Homo Politicus
4 Friends and acquaintances
Index of names
Index of places
"This book can be highly recommended for everybody interested in Einstein and in Berlin."  (Zentralblatt MATH, October 2007)