This book is a posthumous ‘interview’ with Einstein. The content is drawn from views that he had expressed, but are otherwise purely imaginary conversations. Something about how this book came together sparked my interest and made me want to check it out. It’s definitely a much different approach to a biography and was a lot quicker and easy to read since it is in conversational form! I really liked it – and it even gave you a list of some further readings to check out if once you were done you decided you needed to find out more!
I received a free e-copy of this book in order to write this review, I wasn’t otherwise compensated.
About the Book
Imagined by one of the world’s leading experts on Einstein, this fictionalized conversation presents the essential biography of history’s most famous mathematician
By power of thought alone, Albert Einstein gave us a fresh conception of the universe. He showed us that space and time are elastic – shrinking or expanding, speeding up or slowing down, depending on your movement.
Beginning with an inspiring foreword by eminent Professor of Mathematics Sir Roger Penrose, the book is then divided into two parts: a biographical essay that provides a concise overview of Einstein’s life, achievements, personal loves and public controversies; and a Q&A dialogue based on rigorous research and incorporating Einstein’s actual spoken or written words whenever possible. Research physicist Carlos Calle brings Einstein to life through meticulously researched biographical interpretations of Einstein’s revolutionary mathematical work.
Relax and chat with this genius as he tells you about his work on relativity, his quest for a grand unifying theory of the cosmos, and personal matters – from the pleasures of sailing and music to his anxieties about the nuclear bomb he had helped unleash.