A comprehensive biography of one of the most revolutionary scientists of all time Albert Einstein remains one of most famous scientists in world history. His image is instantly recognizable and for many people, Einstein personifies genius. But who was Einstein really? What was he like as a person? What did his science actually mean? This new biography of Albert Einstein provides a concise, accessible introduction to the life and science of this revolutionary man. Beneath his genius, Einstein was an ordinary person, with human frailties and weaknesses, but also with charm, modesty, a wry sense of humour, and idiosyncrasies.
This biography covers the entire history of this brilliant physicist's life and career, including: His early education, during which he was an excellent student, contrary to common belief; Einstein's struggles to find an academic position, which led him to work as a clerk at the Swiss patent office during the same period he was formulating his most famous and revolutionary theories; His troubled marriages and family life; Einstein's rise to international fame, and his use of that fame to fight for world peace; Einstein's major contributions to physics, explained in an accessible way. The book includes a bibliography, and a timeline of important dates in Einstein's life. Part of the Greenwood Biographies series A portrait of the iconic scientist, on whose work modern physics is built The science is explained in a way that is accessible to the general reader Publication coincides with the 2005 World Year of Physics - the 100th anniversary of "Einstein's Miraculous Year" when he published his most revolutionary papers