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Einstein for the 21st century : his legacy in science, art, and modern culture / Peter L. Galison, Gerald Holton, and Silvan S. Schweber, editors

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Galison, Peter 1955-  Search this
Holton, Gerald James  Search this
Schweber, S. S (Silvan S.)  Search this
Einstein, Albert 1879-1955 Influence  Search this
Physical description:
xviii, 363 p., [16] p. of plates : ill. (some col.) ; 27 cm
Who was Einstein? Why is he still so alive? / Gerald Holton -- A short history of Einstein's paradise beyond the personal / Lorraine Daston -- Einstein's Jewish identity / Hanoch Gutfreund -- Einstein and God / Yehuda Elkana -- Einstein's unintended legacy : the critique of common-sense realism and post-modern politics / Yaron Ezrahi -- Subversive Einstein / Susan Neiman -- Einstein and nuclear weapons / Silvan S. Schweber -- EInstein and 20th-century art : a romance of many dimensions / Linda Dalrymple Henderson -- Rendering time / Caroline A. Jones -- Into the bleed : Einstein and 21st-century art / Matthew Ritchie -- Einstein and music / Leon Botstein -- Seeing the unseen / E.L. Doctorow -- The assassin of relativity / Peter L. Galison -- Space, time, and geometry : Einstein and logical empiricism / Michael L. Friedman -- Einstein as a student / Dudley Herschbach -- Learning from Einstein : innovation in science / Jürgen Renn -- Einstein and [h with crossbar, lowercase] : advances in quantum mechanics / Jürg Fröhlich -- Einstein's unknown contribution to quantum theory / A. Douglas Stone -- Einstein and the quest for a unified theory / David Gross -- Energy in Einstein's universe / Lisa Randall
"More than fifty years after his death, Albert Einstein's vital engagement with the world continues to inspire others, spurring conversations, projects, and research, in the sciences as well as the humanities. Einstein for the 21st Century shows us why he remains a figure of fascination." "In this wide-ranging collection, eminent artists, historians, scientists, and social scientists describe Einstein's influence on their work, and consider his relevance for the future. Scientists discuss how Einstein's vision continues to motivate them, whether in their quest for a fundamental description of nature or in their investigations in chaos theory; art scholars and artists explore his ties to modern aesthetics; a music historian probes Einstein's musical tastes and relates them to his outlook in science; historians explore the interconnections between Einstein's politics, physics, and philosophy; and other contributors examine his impact on the innovations of our time. Uniquely cross-disciplinary, Einstein for the 21st Century serves as a testament to his legacy and speaks to everyone with an interest in his work."--Jacket.
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