## Einstein A to ZEinstein was the twentieth century's most celebrated scientist - a man who developed the theory of relativity, revolutionised physics and became an iconic genius in the popular imagination. Essays range from the reasonably scientific including the theory of relativity, to the odd and engaging, such as Einstein's brain, his favourite jokes and films. Einstein A to Z provides a vibrant overview of the man and his achievements. |

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### Contents

Introduction | 1 |

Absentmindedness | 3 |

AntiSemitism | 4 |

Arms Race | 8 |

Atomic Bomb | 9 |

Awards | 16 |

Beauty and Equations | 17 |

Besso Michele | 18 |

League of Nations | 153 |

Lemaître Georges | 154 |

Lenard Philipp | 156 |

Lorentz Hendrik | 158 |

Mach Ernst | 161 |

Mathematics | 164 |

McCarthyism | 166 |

MichelsonMorley Experiment | 167 |

Black Holes | 21 |

Bohr Niels Henrik David | 25 |

Books about Einstein | 30 |

Born Max | 33 |

BoseEinstein Condensate | 34 |

Brain | 36 |

Brownian Motion | 39 |

Career | 41 |

Causality | 44 |

Childhood | 46 |

Children | 49 |

Clothes | 58 |

Communism | 59 |

Correspondence | 62 |

Cosmological Constant | 63 |

Cosmology | 65 |

Curie Marie | 68 |

Death | 70 |

de Sitter Willem | 72 |

Dukas Helen | 74 |

E mc2 | 76 |

Eddington Sir Arthur | 79 |

Education | 82 |

Ehrenfest Paul | 85 |

Einstein Elsa Löwenthal | 88 |

Einstein Mileva Maric | 93 |

Einstein Field Equations | 100 |

EinsteinPodolskyRosen Argument | 101 |

Einstein Ring | 106 |

Einstein Tower | 107 |

Einsteinium | 108 |

Ether | 110 |

FBI | 113 |

Freud Sigmund | 116 |

Friedmann Alexander | 117 |

Germany | 119 |

God | 124 |

Gravitation | 126 |

Gravitational Waves | 128 |

Grossmann Marcel | 129 |

Hair | 131 |

Heisenberg Werner Karl | 132 |

Hidden Variables | 137 |

Hilbert David | 138 |

Hitler Adolf | 141 |

Inventions | 142 |

Israel | 144 |

Japan | 146 |

Jokes about Einstein | 148 |

Judaism | 149 |

KaluzaKlein Theory | 151 |

Millikan Robert | 171 |

Miracle Year | 174 |

Monroe Marilyn | 179 |

Myths and Misconceptions | 181 |

Nazism | 184 |

Newton Isaac | 188 |

Nobel Prize in Physics | 190 |

Olympia Academy | 195 |

Oppenheimer J Robert | 197 |

Pacifism | 199 |

Parents | 202 |

Patent Office | 205 |

Pauli Wolfgang Ernst | 207 |

Photochemistry | 209 |

Photoelectric Effect | 210 |

Photons | 213 |

Pipe | 215 |

Planck Max | 216 |

Poincaré Henri | 220 |

Popular Works | 222 |

Positivism | 223 |

Princeton | 226 |

Quantum Mechanics | 230 |

Reference Frames | 237 |

Relativity General Theory of | 239 |

Relativity Special Theory of | 247 |

Religion | 255 |

Roosevelt Franklin D | 258 |

RussellEinstein Manifesto | 260 |

Schroedinger Erwin | 261 |

Solvay Conferences | 265 |

SpaceTime | 267 |

Spinoza Baruch Benedictus | 268 |

Stark Johannes | 270 |

Switzerland | 272 |

Thought Experiments | 274 |

Time Travel | 276 |

Twin Paradox | 279 |

Uncertainty Principle | 280 |

Unified Theory | 282 |

United States | 284 |

Violin | 288 |

WaveParticle Duality | 289 |

Women Einstein and | 291 |

Wormholes | 293 |

Zionism | 295 |

Acknowledgments | 298 |

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