My Einstein

My Einstein

By John Brockman (Editor)

Vintage Books, Paperback, 9781400079506, 288pp.

Publication Date: August 14, 2007


In this fascinating volume, today’s foremost scientists discuss their own versions and visions of Einstein: how he has influenced their worldviews, their ideas, their science, and their professional and personal lives. These twenty-four essays are a testament to the power of scientific legacy and are essential reading for scientist and layperson alike.Contributors include:• Roger Highfield on the Einstein myth• John Archibald Wheeler on his meetings with Einstein• Gino C. Segrè, Lee Smolin, and Anton Zeilinger on Einstein’s difficulties with quantum theory• Leon M. Lederman on the special theory of relativity• Frank J. Tipler on why Einstein should be seen as a scientific reactionary rather than a scientific revolutionary

About the Author
The publisher of the online science salon, John Brockman is the editor of The Universe, This Explains Everything, This Will Make You Smarter, and other volumes. He is the founder of the literary agency Brockman, Inc., and lives in New York City.

Praise For My Einstein

My Einstein delivers even more than its lengthy title promises.” —TheWashington Post“These essays are irresistible.” —The Buffalo NewsMy Einstein is a gem of a book that celebrates not only Einstein the scientist but also Einstein the man, even though it is a collection of essays written by scientific figures ... The result is a remarkably well-rounded figure.” —Deseret Morning News“Excellent.” —Tucson Citizen