Subtle Is the Lord has ratings and 29 reviews. Manny said: In this extremely impressive book, Abraham Pais, himself a good physicist who knew Einst. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein: The Science and the. The APS now gives out an Abraham Pais Prize for History of Physics, idea of how influential his work was, in particular “Subtle Is the Lord.
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It is probably to no one’s surprise that it required a subtld physicist in his own right Pais to reveal the historical genius of Einstein’s work.
Pais’ explanation of Einstein’s contributions to statistical mechanics, kinetic theory, and thermodynamics is particularly novel and valuable for working physicists seeking to extend their understanding in these fields. Clear, perspicacious, and rigorous, Pais does one of the greatest minds in human history a great service.
This work along with Douglas Stone’s “Einstein and the Quantum: His Life sibtle Universe are the 3 works anybody interested in a seminal period in science subtlle should possess. Taken together, they provide a luminous portrait of the kind of astonishing originality that was, is, and will always be the hallmark of true genius. One of the greatest geniuses of all time, who proposed the profoundly significant Theory of Relativity, believed in God!
Account Options Sign in. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who worked alongside Einstein in the post-war years, traces the pasi of Einstein’s The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein.
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Oxford University Press Amazon. Subtle is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein: Since the death of Albert Einstein in there have been many books and articles written about the man and a number of attempts to “explain” relativity. In this new major work Abraham Pais, himself an eminent physicist who pqis alongside Einstein in the post-war years, traces the development of Einstein’s entire oeuvre. This is the first book which deal comprehensively and in depth with Einstein’s science, both the successes and the failures.
Running through the book is a completely non-scientific biography identified in the table of contents by italic type including many letters which appear in English for the first time, as well as other information not published before. Throughout the preparation of this book, Pais has had complete access to the Einstein Archives now in the possession of the Hebrew University and the invaluable guidance of the late Helen Dukas–formerly Einstein’s private secretary.
User Review – Flag as inappropriate Brilliant, absolutely brilliant. Selected pages Title Page. Other editions – View all Subtle is the Lord: His work brought him into close professional, and personal, contact with the 20th century’s leading physicists – Dirac, Pauli, Gell-Man, and Einstein.
He retired in to writewidely respected scientific biographies, and was awarded the Oppenheimer Prize in