Seeking book

ConversesScience!

Afegeix-te a LibraryThing per participar.

Seeking book

Aquest tema està marcat com "inactiu": L'últim missatge és de fa més de 90 dies. Podeu revifar-lo enviant una resposta.

1stellarexplorer
maig 7, 2017, 4:31 pm

I am pursuing a research project on the reception of the physics community and the general population to Einstein's 1905 papers, and to a lesser extent to his 1915 General Theory. I have been able to find little information on this topic. I am particularly interested in the period just after the papers were published, perhaps 1905-1911.

I have located two books Comparative Reception of Relativity (a collection which can be purchased for roughly $300!) and Understanding Relativity: Orign and Impact of a Scientific Revolution by Stanley Goldberg. A little less tailored to my interests is Einstein's Jury by Jeffrey Crelinsten.

Might anyone here have a suggestion?

2DugsBooks
maig 7, 2017, 11:20 pm

Not my line of work at all but try issues of the "Daily Princetonian" Princeton newspaper for reactions to his lectures there and his 20 some years as a resident ?

3daschaich
maig 8, 2017, 6:10 am

My instinct would be to see what is cited by the plentiful Einstein biographies in their discussions of 1905--1911. But perhaps that is how you located the two works you mention.

4stellarexplorer
maig 8, 2017, 11:11 am

>3 daschaich: Thanks. They are astonishingly thin on the topic. In fact Part of my initial interest came from the tantalizing suggestion that the response was slow, without elaboration.

>2 DugsBooks: Worth a try, I think. Although probably the European story is essential. But I'll look into it, thank you.

5DugsBooks
maig 24, 2017, 12:35 am

A little off topic but Chelsea Handler interviewed the actor portraying Einstein in the new National Geograpic series about his life. Looks like it could be interesting.
http://channel.nationalgeographic.com/genius/

6stellarexplorer
maig 24, 2017, 3:23 am

>5 DugsBooks: I've been enjoying the show. Small moment of pleasure: the show did portray the episode in 1906 when von Laue arrives at the Swiss Patent Office unbidden, to meet Einstein for the first time. A triumph, one of the earliest tokens of recognition by the scientific community.

In the meantime I've located several more books and articles on my topic, so I'm in good shape now.

Apunta-t'hi per poder publicar