An Einstein Encyclopedia

Editor/Author Calaprice, Alice, Kennefick, Daniel and Schulmann, Robert
Publication Year: 2015
Publisher: Princeton University Press

Single-User Purchase Price: $49.97
Unlimited-User Purchase Price: $74.95
ISBN: 978-1-78539-679-3
Category: Biography
Image Count: 48
Book Status: Available
Table of Contents

This is the single most complete guide to Albert Einstein's life and work for students, researchers, and browsers alike. Written by three leading Einstein scholars who draw on their combined wealth of expertise gained during their work on the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, this authoritative and accessible reference features more than one hundred entries and is divided into three parts covering the personal, scientific, and public spheres of Einsteins life.

Share this

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  • Chronology
  • Credo: “What I Believe”
  • Part I. The Personal and Family Spheres
  • VITAL INFORMATION: CERTIFICATES IN FACSIMILE
  • Birth Certificate
  • Report Card
  • Doctoral Certificate
  • Nobel Prize Certificate
  • U.S. Naturalization Certificate
  • Death Certificate
  • BIRTH INFORMATION
  • ARCHIVES
  • Helen Dukas
  • Otto Nathan
  • AWARDS, HONORARY DEGREES, AND HONORARY MEMBERSHIPS IN FOREIGN SOCIETIES
  • Awards, Medals, and Miscellaneous Honors
  • Honorary Degrees
  • Sampling of Honorary Memberships in Foreign Academies of Sciences and Societies
  • CAREER
  • List of Years, Job Titles, and Employers
  • Employment History
  • Places of Employment
  • CITIZENSHIPS AND IMMIGRATION TO THE UNITED STATES
  • DOMICILES
  • EDUCATION AND SCHOOLS ATTENDED
  • Educational Background
  • Schools and Universities Attended
  • EINSTEIN PAPERS PROJECT (EPP) AND THE COLLECTED PAPERS OF ALBERT EINSTEIN (CPAE)
  • Prehistory of the EPP
  • Early Days
  • The Project Gets Under Way
  • The Boston Offices
  • The Move to Caltech
  • CPAE Volumes and Editors
  • FAME
  • The Media
  • Art and Commercialism
  • FAMILY
  • Family Relationships
  • Grandparents and Parents
  • Sister: Maria (Maja) Winteler-Einstein—Husband, Paul Winteler
  • Family No. 1 (Consisting of Einstein, Mileva, and Their Offspring)
  • Family No. 2 (Consisting of Einstein, Elsa, and Elsa's Two Daughters)
  • FRIENDS
  • Michele Besso
  • Max and Hedwig Born
  • Lucien Chavan
  • Jakob Ehrat
  • Paul Ehrenfest
  • Elisabeth, Queen of the Belgians
  • Marcel Grossmann
  • Conrad Habicht
  • Hans Mühsam
  • Georg Nicolai
  • Janos Plesch
  • Romain Rolland
  • Maurice (Moritz) Solovine
  • Winteler Family
  • Stephen Wise
  • Heinrich Zangger
  • HEALTH
  • Health Exam
  • Health Problems
  • MYTHS AND MISCONCEPTIONS
  • Asperger's Syndrome
  • Bad Student
  • Communist
  • Could Have Gone Fishing
  • Responsible for the Atom Bomb
  • Left-Handedness
  • Mileva Marić as Alleged Collaborator
  • Only Ten or Twelve People Can Understand Relativity Theory
  • Political Naiveté
  • Vegetarian
  • Verification of General Relativity Theory Was Unimportant to Einstein
  • Was Only a Theorist
  • PASTIMES
  • Hiking
  • Music
  • Reading
  • Sailing
  • Writing Poems and Aphorisms
  • ROMANTIC INTERESTS: ACTUAL, PROBABLE, AND POSSIBLE
  • Marie Winteler
  • Betty Neumann
  • Else Kotányi Jerusalem
  • Estella Katzenellenbogen
  • Margarete Lebach
  • Ethel Michanowsky
  • Toni Mendel
  • Margarita Konenkova
  • Johanna Fantova
  • SECRETARIES
  • TEACHERS
  • At the Aargau Cantonal School
  • At the Swiss Federal Polytechnical School (ETH)
  • At the University of Zurich
  • TRAVELS AND TRAVEL DIARIES
  • America, 1921
  • Asia, 1922–1923: The Far East and Palestine
  • Spain, 1923
  • South America, 1925
  • Back to America, 1930–1931
  • Oxford, May 1931
  • America, 1931–1932
  • America, 1932–1933
  • DEATH
  • An Account of Einstein's Last Days by Helen Dukas
  • Removal of the Brain
  • Last Will and Testament
  • Part II. A Life in Science
  • ANNUS MIRABILIS
  • ASSISTANTS
  • COLLABORATORS
  • COLLEAGUES
  • Friedrich (Fritz) Adler
  • Niels Bohr
  • Marie Curie
  • Arthur Stanley Eddington
  • Kurt Gödel
  • Fritz Haber
  • David Hilbert
  • Paul Langevin
  • Max von Laue
  • Philipp Lenard
  • H. A. Lorentz
  • Walther Nernst
  • J. Robert Oppenheimer
  • Paul Painlevé
  • Wolfgang Pauli
  • Max Planck
  • Willem de Sitter
  • Arnold Sommerfeld
  • CONCEPTS
  • Action-at-a-Distance—Quantum Teleportation
  • Arrow of Time
  • Asymmetric Theory
  • Atoms
  • Blackbody (Thermal) Radiation
  • Bose-Einstein Condensate
  • Bose-Einstein Statistics
  • Brownian Motion
  • Canal Rays
  • Cosmological Constant
  • Cosmology
  • Determinism
  • Distant Parallelism
  • E = mc2
  • Ehrenfest's Paradox
  • Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) Paradox
  • Einstein-Rosen Bridge
  • Equipartition Theorem
  • Fluctuations, Theory of
  • Ghost Field
  • Gravitational Waves
  • Gravito-Magnetism
  • Hole Argument
  • Length Contraction
  • Metric
  • Overdetermination and the Unified Field Theory
  • Photoelectric Effect
  • Photon (Light Quantum)
  • Principles of Relativity Theory
  • Quantum Mechanics
  • Radiometer Effect
  • Relativity of Simultaneity
  • Spacetime
  • Specific Heat Capacity
  • Third Law of Thermodynamics
  • Time
  • Time Dilation
  • Wave-Particle Duality
  • DOCTORAL DISSERTATION
  • INFLUENTIAL SCIENTIFIC FOREBEARS AND CONTEMPORARIES
  • KINETIC THEORY
  • LECTURES, MAJOR SCIENTIFIC
  • Published Lectures
  • Unpublished Lectures
  • NOBEL PRIZE
  • PATENTS AND INVENTIONS
  • PHILOSOPHY OF SCIENCE (CONTRIBUTED BY THOMAS RYCKMAN, STANFORD UNIVERSITY)
  • QUANTUM THEORY
  • RELATIVITY THEORY
  • Special Relativity
  • General Relativity
  • Anti-Relativity Campaign
  • RIVALS
  • SCIENTIFIC PAPERS
  • SCIENTIFIC SIDELIGHTS
  • SOLVAY CONFERENCES
  • THOUGHT EXPERIMENTS
  • UNIFIED FIELD THEORY
  • Early Unified Field Theories That Influenced Einstein
  • Part III. Identity and Principles
  • CIVIL AND HUMAN RIGHTS
  • EDUCATION: EINSTEIN'S VIEWS
  • “The Nightmare”
  • “Uproar in the Lecture Hall”
  • JEWISH IDENTITY AND TIES
  • Allegiances, Old and New
  • Catalyst: The Role of Kurt Blumenfeld
  • The Cultural Zionist Ideal
  • Hebrew University of Jerusalem
  • The Jewish Question and Its Resolution
  • ORGANIZATIONAL TIES
  • Olympia Academy
  • Bund Neues Vaterland (Association for a New Fatherland)
  • International Committee on Intellectual Cooperation
  • Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists
  • POLITICAL CONTEXTS
  • The First World War and the Weimar Republic, 1914–1932
  • Hitler in Power and the Second World War, 1933–1945
  • Postwar and Cold War, 1946–1955
  • POLITICAL PHILOSOPHY
  • Pacifism
  • Socialism
  • World Government
  • RELIGION
  • Appendixes
  • Appendix A. Select Books and Documentaries
  • Appendix B. Copyright, Licensing, and Permissions
  • Appendix C. Select Annotated Bibliography
  • References