The Elegant Universe of Albert Einstein

Author(s): Tom Barnes

NZ Non Fiction

In 1905 Albert Einstein is 26 and working at the Swiss Patent Office as a poorly paid third-class technical expert. In his spare time he pursues his passion for physics. The papers he produces will be extraordinary, revolutionising the way we view the world and laying the foundation of modern physics. In this collection of essays from the acclaimed Royal Society/National Radio series E=mc2, leading New Zealand scientists and historians explore the centuries of science that led to Einstein’s astonishing discoveries, and their world-shaking aftermath:

Matt Visser A Short History of the Universe

Hamish Campbell Discovering the Age of the Earth

Richard Hall & Lesley Hall Einstein and the Eternal Railway Carriage

Tom Barnes Schrödinger’s Cat

Paul Callaghan Journey to the Heart of Matter

Robert Hannah The Unconquered Sun

John Stenhouse Galileo’s Dilemma

With an introduction by Rebecca Priestley 


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General Fields

  • : 9780958262927
  • : Awa Press
  • : Awa Press
  • : April 2006
  • : 198mm X 129mm X 11mm
  • : New Zealand
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Tom Barnes
  • : Paperback
  • : 530.09
  • : 176
  • : illustrations