Breakfast with EinsteinBreakfast with Einstein

Breakfast with Einstein reveals the hidden physics all around us, and after reading this book, your ordinary mornings will never seem quite as ordinary again.

Author: Chad Orzel

Publisher: BenBella Books

ISBN: 9781946885661


Page: 272

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Your alarm goes off, and you head to the kitchen to make yourself some toast and a cup of coffee. Little do you know, as you savor the aroma of the steam rising from your cup, that your ordinary morning routine depends on some of the weirdest phenomena ever discovered. The world of quantum physics is generally thought of as hopelessly esoteric. While classical physics gives us the laws governing why a ball rolls downhill, how a plane is able to fly, and so on, its quantum cousin gives us particles that are actually waves, "spooky" action at a distance, and Schrodinger's unlucky cat. But, believe it or not, even the most mundane of everyday activities is profoundly influenced by the abstract and exotic world of the quantum. In Breakfast with Einstein, Chad Orzel illuminates the strange phenomena lurking just beneath the surface of our ordinary lives by digging into the surprisingly complicated physics involved in his (and anyone's) morning routine. Orzel, author of How to Teach Quantum Physics to Your Dog, explores how quantum connects with everyday reality, and offers engaging, layperson-level explanations of the mind-bending ideas central to modern physics. From the sun, alarm clocks, and the red glow of a toaster's hot filaments (the glow that launched quantum mechanics) to the chemistry of food aroma, a typical day is rich with examples of quantum weirdness. Breakfast with Einstein reveals the hidden physics all around us, and after reading this book, your ordinary mornings will never seem quite as ordinary again.

Einstein s BeetsEinstein s Beets

rice for breakfast, cornmeal mush at noon, and maybe a chunk of bacon and biscuits—or johnnycakes—for dinner. It was not the best age for breakfast outside of New York or Philadelphia or Boston. I have an image of Herman Melville's ...

Author: Alexander Theroux

Publisher: Fantagraphics Books

ISBN: 9781606999769


Page: 784

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Britney Spears loathes meatloaf and “all lumpy stuff.” Arturo Toscanini hated fish. Ayn Rand despised salads. Alexander Theroux’s Einstein’s Beets is a study of the world of food and food aversions. The novelist and poet probes the secret and mysterious attitudes of hundreds of people―mostly famous and well-known―toward eating and dining out, hilariously recounting tales of confrontation and scandalous alienation: it contains gossip, confession, embarrassment, and perceptive observations.


Afterward the family ate breakfast together. The Einstein household—which also included Elsa's two daughters, Ilse and Margot—did not have to endure hunger. The family was well supplied with what Einstein, a passionate eater, ...

Author: Jürgen Neffe

Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux

ISBN: 1429997389


Page: 480

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Albert Einstein is an icon of the twentieth century. Born in Ulm, Germany, in 1879, he is most famous for his theory of relativity. He also made enormous contributions to quantum mechanics and cosmology, and for his work he was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921. A self-pronounced pacifist, humanist, and, late in his life, democratic socialist, Einstein was also deeply concerned with the social impact of his discoveries. Much of Einstein's life is shrouded in legend. From popular images and advertisements to various works of theater and fiction, he has come to signify so many things. In Einstein: A Biography, Jürgen Neffe presents a clear and probing portrait of the man behind the myth. Unearthing new documents, including a series of previously unknown letters from Einstein to his sons, which shed new light on his role as a father, Neffe paints a rich portrait of the tumultuous years in which Einstein lived and worked. And with a background in the sciences, he describes and contextualizes Einstein's enormous contributions to our scientific legacy. Einstein, a breakout bestseller in Germany, is sure to be a classic biography of the man and proverbial genius who has been called "the brain of the [twentieth] century."


Einstein said little at the formal sessions. “I must apologize for not having penetrated quantum mechanics deeply enough,” he admitted at the very outset. But over dinners and late-night discussions, resuming again at breakfast, ...

Author: Walter Isaacson

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781847395894


Page: 704

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NOW A MAJOR SERIES 'GENIUS' ON NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC, PRODUCED BY RON HOWARD AND STARRING GEOFFREY RUSH Einstein is the great icon of our age: the kindly refugee from oppression whose wild halo of hair, twinkling eyes, engaging humanity and extraordinary brilliance made his face a symbol and his name a synonym for genius. He was a rebel and nonconformist from boyhood days. His character, creativity and imagination were related, and they drove both his life and his science. In this marvellously clear and accessible narrative, Walter Isaacson explains how his mind worked and the mysteries of the universe that he discovered. Einstein's success came from questioning conventional wisdom and marvelling at mysteries that struck others as mundane. This led him to embrace a worldview based on respect for free spirits and free individuals. All of which helped make Einstein into a rebel but with a reverence for the harmony of nature, one with just the right blend of imagination and wisdom to transform our understanding of the universe. This new biography, the first since all of Einstein's papers have become available, is the fullest picture yet of one of the key figures of the twentieth century. This is the first full biography of Albert Einstein since all of his papers have become available -- a fully realised portrait of this extraordinary human being, and great genius. Praise for EINSTEIN by Walter Isaacson:- 'YOU REALLY MUST READ THIS.' Sunday Times 'As pithy as Einstein himself.’ New Scientist ‘[A] brilliant biography, rich with newly available archival material.’ Literary Review ‘Beautifully written, it renders the physics understandable.’ Sunday Telegraph ‘Isaacson is excellent at explaining the science. ' Daily Express

Nature Loves to HideNature Loves to Hide

Einstein's attack on the uncertainty principle consisted of suggestions for experiments, some of which were ... of the conversations between Einstein and Bohr: The discussions usually started at breakfast, with Einstein serving us up ...



ISBN: 9789814462884



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The Promethean IllusionThe Promethean Illusion

The discussion usually started at breakfast, with Einstein serving us ... another imaginary experiment by which he thought he had ... refuted the uncertainty principle. We would at once examine his fresh offering, and on the way to the ...

Author: Bob Tostevin

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786462285


Page: 272

View: 488

This book explores two contradictory realities: our continuing belief that nature is subject to our willful control and nature’s refusal to abide by this belief. It investigates particular aspects of modern science and spotlights the impact Newtonian science had upon the Western world. It then critically assesses twentieth century developments in science, presenting a number of biological and ecological case studies that document the various limitations that the natural world places upon human knowledge. The analysis argues against programmatic proposals to control nature via genetic engineering and planet management.

The Copenhagen ConspiracyThe Copenhagen Conspiracy

Usually, in the morning at breakfast, Einstein would have invented a new experiment by which he definitely could disprove the theory, and he would say, “Well, there you can disprove it. Certainly it doesn't work.

Author: David Ferry

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781351207218


Page: 370

View: 315

At the close of the nineteenth century, we stood on the threshold of one of the greatest periods of science, in which the entire world and understanding of science would be shaken to the core and greatly modified. This explosion of knowledge led ultimately to that same information revolution that we live in today. Planck and Einstein showed that light was not continuous but made of small corpuscles that today we call photons. Einstein changed the understanding of mechanics with his theory of relativity: airplanes became conceivable; radio and television blossomed; and the microelectronics industry, which drives most of modern technology, came into being. New areas of science were greatly expanded and developed, and one of these was quantum mechanics, which is the story to be told here. Yet, the development of quantum mechanics and the leadership of Niels Bohr have distorted the understanding of quantum mechanics in a strange way. There are some who would say that Bohr set back the real understanding of quantum mechanics by half a century. I believe they underestimate his role, and it may be something more like a full century. Whether we call it the Copenhagen interpretation, or the Copenhagen orthodoxy, it is the how for the continuing mysticism provided by Mach that is still remaining in quantum mechanics. It is not the why. Why it perseveres and why it was forced on the field in the first place is an important perception to be studied. In this book, I want to trace the development of quantum mechanics and try to uncover the why.

Einstein DefiantEinstein Defiant

This effort led to the most famous set-pieces of the Einstein “debate” with Bohr over quantum mechanics. Einstein, Bohr, and Ehrenfest would meet in the hotel dining room for breakfast. Einstein would propose a thought experiment.

Author: Edmund Blair Bolles

Publisher: Joseph Henry Press

ISBN: 9780309167819


Page: 356

View: 393

"I find the idea quite intolerable that an electron exposed to radiation should choose of its own free will, not only its moment to jump off, but also its direction. In that case, I would rather be a cobbler, or even an employee in a gaming house, than a physicist." -Albert Einstein A scandal hovers over the history of 20th century physics. Albert Einstein -- the century's greatest physicist -- was never able to come to terms with quantum mechanics, the century's greatest theoretical achievement. For physicists who routinely use both quantum laws and Einstein's ideas, this contradiction can be almost too embarrassing to dwell on. Yet Einstein was one of the founders of quantum physics and he spent many years preaching the quantum's importance and its revolutionary nature. The Danish genius Neils Bohr was another founder of quantum physics. He had managed to solve one of the few physics problems that Einstein ever shied away from, linking quantum mathematics with a new model of the atom. This leap immediately yielded results that explained electron behavior and the periodic table of the elements. Despite their mutual appreciation of the quantum's importance, these two giants of modern physics never agreed on the fundamentals of their work. In fact, they clashed repeatedly throughout the 1920s, arguing first over Einstein's theory of "light quanta"(photons), then over Niels Bohr's short-lived theory that denied the conservation of energy at the quantum level, and climactically over the new quantum mechanics that Bohr enthusiastically embraced and Einstein stubbornly defied. This contest of visions stripped the scientific imagination naked. Einstein was a staunch realist, demanding to know the physical reasons behind physical events. At odds with this approach was Bohr's more pragmatic perspective that favored theories that worked, even if he might not have a corresponding explanation of the underlying reality. Powerful and illuminating, Einstein Defiant is the first book to capture the soul and the science that inspired this dramatic duel, revealing the personalities and the passions -- and, in the end, what was at stake for the world.

Einstein and HeisenbergEinstein and Heisenberg

Einstein dreamed up thought experiments meant to refute the probabilistic interpretation and the uncertainty principle. He would present his latest thought experiment to Bohr and Heisenberg over breakfast. On the way to the conference ...

Author: Konrad Kleinknecht

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783030052645


Page: 185

View: 360

This is a fascinating account of two great scientists of the 20th century: Einstein and Heisenberg, discoverers, respectively, of the theory of relativity and quantum mechanics. It connects the history of modern physics to the life stories of these two extraordinary physicists.These discoveries laid the foundation of modern physics, without which our digitized world of computers, satellites, and innovative materials would not be possible. This book also describes in comprehensible terms the complicated science underlying the two discoveries.The twin biography highlights the parallels and differences of these two luminaries, showing how their work shaped the 20th century into the century of physics.

Dancing With EinsteinDancing With Einstein

Go now and leave us here in peace" April 18, 1955 They got the call at breakfast. Einstein had died in the night. Jonas felt as if a cold wind were blowing between his bones. Virginia and Marea cried all day, but he did not.

Author: Kate Wenner

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781416585442


Page: 240

View: 287

From the acclaimed author of Setting Fires, this highly original novel offers a protagonist so intensely felt and so compassionately rendered that readers will not easily let her go at the novel's end. She is Marea Hoffman, who, after wandering the world for seven years, has returned to New York at age thirty with the intention of starting her real life. But Marea approaches everything in her own idiosyncratic style, and she is soon seeing four different therapists simultaneously and telling her story to each in a different way. The story she reveals is about her childhood in 1950s Princeton during the age of "duck and cover" drills and McCarthyism, when fear of communism obsessed America. Marea's father, a Holocaust survivor, worked on the Manhattan Project and later on the development of the hydrogen bomb; her mother was a confirmed pacifist. Frightened by her early exposure to the threat of nuclear annihilation, young Marea finds comfort in the company of her father's colleague and friend, the grandfatherly Albert Einstein. Einstein charms Marea even as he provokes the wrenching moral debate that will drive her parents apart. When Einstein disappears from Marea's life as suddenly as he entered it and her father is killed in a mysterious car accident, she is left alone with a mother she no longer trusts and with questions that won't go away. Nearly two decades later, during the August hiatus from her four therapists, Marea takes a reluctant trip home to Princeton. There her eyes are newly opened to the past when she uncovers her father's secret Cold War diary. Weaving back and forth between 1970s New York and 1950s Princeton, Wenner's exploration of the impact that history can have on a young life is powerful and moving—a deeply intelligent look at the challenge of finding hope in the modern age.

Einstein on the RoadEinstein on the Road

Breakfast with Wilhelm wasnot cheap. Frank, Einstein,p. 106. The Institute for Physics, directed byEinstein, who hadan aversion to administrative duties, came into existence—at leaston paper—in 1917. It was housedinEinstein's attic ...

Author: Josef Eisinger

Publisher: Prometheus Books

ISBN: 9781616144616


Page: 219

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At the height of his fame, Albert Einstein traveled throughout the world, from Japan to South America and many places in between. During these voyages, between 1922 and 1933, he was in the habit of keeping travel diaries in which he recorded his impressions of people and events, as well as his musings on everything from music and politics to quantum mechanics and psychoanalysis. These fascinating records are now here published in thier entirety, painting an engaging personal portrait of Einstein the man. The author has created a vivid and entertaining narrative that brings Einstein’s voice to the fore. During Einstein’s travels far and wide, he meets with royalty, presidents, movie stars, and artists—Franklin and Eleanor Roosevelt, Winston Churchill, Charlie Chaplin, Fritz Kreisler, and Sinclair Lewis, as well as the most eminent scientists of the time, including Niels Bohr, Max Planck, Erwin Schrödinger, and Edwin Hubble. In his travel entries, we read his candid impressions of the Far East during a long sea voyage to Japan (1922), where Einstein is welcomed with enormous enthusiasm, and steals the show at an imperial reception. He and Elsa visit and explore many Japanese cities, as well as Singapore, Sri Lanka, Hong Kong, Shanghai, Barcelona, Madrid, and Jerusalem, where Einstein cogitates on Zionism and sees it in action. In 1931, the couple spends eight weeks in Pasadena, where Einstein enjoys fruitful interactions with scientists at Caltech and the Mount Wilson observatory. This portion of the diaries contains illuminating observations about America, science, and the Hollywood celebrities he encounters. He returns to Caltech two more times, and enjoys two extended sojourns in another academic sanctuary, Oxford University. Back at home in Berlin, his diary shows his deep involvement with the academic, social, and cultural life of the German capital, and with the politics of the Weimar Republic. He discusses books, dinner parties, plays, concerts, and sailing, but his greatest passion, apart from physics, is music; he is never happier than when playing chamber music, preferably Mozart—and he does so at every opportunity. A lifelong pacifist, he watches the rise of the Nazis with anxiety, and when Hitler gains control in 1933, he renounces pacifism and searches for a place of refuge. He finds it in Princeton, New Jersey, where he joins the newly created Institute for Advanced Study and becomes an American, never more to roam. Filled with memorable vignettes, this singular book provides a window into the thoughts and opinions of the twentieth century’s most celebrated scientist and allows us to share in his exhilarating experiences.

The Ruby Slippers Madonna s Bra and Einstein s BrainThe Ruby Slippers Madonna s Bra and Einstein s Brain

Hard Days Nite Bed and Breakfast 113 McCann Street Benton, Illinois 618-438-2328 The Beatles Mini-Museum is part of the Hard Days Nite Bed and Breakfast. The room where George Harrison slept during his visit here in 1963 is now the ...

Author: Chris Epting

Publisher: Santa Monica Press

ISBN: 9781595809780


Page: 304

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Anyone who has ever wondered where Dorothy's ruby slippers, George Washington's teeth, or the world's largest olive are located will be thrilled to take this journey to find hundreds of the most important items from America's popular culture. Found in such major institutions as the Smithsonian and the Basketball Hall of Fame as well as in such offbeat collections as the Sing Sing Prison Museum and the Delta Blues Museum, these pop culture treasures include the most famous—and quirkiest—items from movies, crime, TV, sports, music, history, and America's roadside attractions. The Ruby Slippers, Madonna's Bra, and Einstein's Brain is divided into the following chapters: American Curiosities, Roadside Relics, Historic Artifacts, Criminal Remains, Celebrity Antiquities, Movie and Television Keepsakes, Music Mementos, and Sports Memorabilia. There's even a list of the Top Ten Missing in Action Pop Culture Artifacts. Some of the most fascinating treasures found in the book include: The Cardiff Giant Thomas Edison's Last Breath World's Largest Ball of Twine George Washington's Teeth Lizzie Borden's Axe John Wilkes Booth's Thorax Watergate File Cabinet Abraham Zapruder's Camera Tom Thumb's Wedding Cake Casablanca Piano Easy Rider Motorcycle Jimi Hendrix's Woodstock Guitar Elvis Presley's Report Card Paul "Bear" Bryant's Hat Miracle on Ice Skates

Albert Einstein ScientistAlbert Einstein Scientist

As Heisenberg later put it: Einstein would bring along to breakfast a proposal of this kind... By dinner time we could usually prove that his thought experiments did not contradict uncertainty relations. But next morning he would bring ...

Author: Andrew May

Publisher: Cavendish Square Publishing, LLC

ISBN: 9781502624420


Page: 144

View: 416

Albert Einstein has been an influential figure in the development of modern physics since his paper on the theory relativity was published in Annalen der Physik in 1905. This book explores Einstein’s younger years, his struggle to get published, his tumultuous marriages and relationships, as well as his pacifist attitudes in years characterized by war. Einstein continues to be idolized by people around the world for his contributions to the advancement of physics and his staunch position as an anti-war activist. This book features little-known details of Einstein’s life, the viewpoints of his peers, and photographs chronicling his life.

Albert Meets AmericaAlbert Meets America

Scientist Gives a Demonstration in Relativity—Correlation of Time and Place for Breakfast—Governor and Mayor Extend Cordial Welcome—Bostonians Greet Party at Copley Plaza Einstein's theory of relativity was applied to the breakfast ...

Author: József Illy

Publisher: Johns Hopkins University Press+ORM

ISBN: 9780801891663


Page: 366

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This volume of news articles from Einstein’s first trip to America explores his rise a public figure and the creation of his celebrity persona. When a British expedition confirmed Albert Einstein’s general theory of relativity in 1919, the news catapulted the German physicist to global fame. Two years later, he joined a fund-raising tour through the United States—a country he’d never seen before—gathering support for the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. His lectures in New York, Princeton, and Chicago, and comments on the Jewish presence in Palestine, made Einstein one of the first media stars. In Albert Meets America, József Illy presents a fascinating compilation of media stories written during Einstein’s trip that cover his science, his Zionism, and the anti-Semitism he encountered. Traveling with Einstein from headline to headline, readers experience his emotional connection with American Jews and his frustration at becoming world famous even though his theories were not truly understood. This collection gives readers an intimate glimpse into the life of one of the world’s first modern celebrities and a unique understanding of the media’s power over both its subject and its audience.

Breakfast at the Exit CafeBreakfast at the Exit Cafe

Here is Lahiere's, the restaurant where Albert Einstein often ate lunch. We can see his favourite table through the window. Einstein lived in Princeton from 1933, when he came to work at the Institute for Advanced Study, until his death ...

Author: Wayne Grady

Publisher: Greystone Books

ISBN: 9781553656562


Page: 256

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What begins as a road trip through America soon becomes a journey of discovery into themselves and into the heart of the next-door neighbour they thought they knew. For Wayne Grady, the thrill of landscape and history is tempered by memories of racism and his own family roots. Merilyn Simonds, her ear tuned for the offbeat, finds curious echoes of the ex-pat promised land she grew up with. Together they travel against the tide of American history, following in the literary tire tracks of John Steinbeck, William Least Heat Moon, and Francis Trollope. Grady and Simonds experience the splendors of the Mojave Desert, the Grand Canyon, the Mississippi River, and the bayou’s of Louisiana and the Outer Banks and contemplate the impact of geography on culture and of culture on landscape. They observe America from the outside, yet feel strangely at home. Part travelogue, part exploration, part mid-winter love story told with wit and acuity by one of Canada’s most engaging literary couples, Breakfast at the Exit Cafe is a journey into the reality behind the cultural myth that is America.

Einstein s Greatest MistakeEinstein s Greatest Mistake

Heisenberg later recalled how Einstein went about launching his attack. They were all staying at the same hotel, he said, and Einstein had the habit of telling the others at breakfast about experiments he had thought up that would, ...

Author: David Bodanis

Publisher: HMH

ISBN: 9780544808584


Page: 288

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“What Bodanis does brilliantly is to give us a feel for Einstein as a person. I don’t think I’ve ever read a book that does this as well” (Popular Science). In this “fascinating” biography, the acclaimed author of E=mc2 reveals that in spite of his indisputable brilliance, Albert Einstein found himself ignored by most working scientists during the final decades of his life, his ideas opposed by even his closest friends (Forbes). How did this happen? Einstein revolutionized our understanding of the cosmos with his general theory of relativity, and helped lead us into the atomic age. This book goes beyond his remarkable intellect and accomplishments to examine the man himself, from the skeptical, erratic student to the world’s greatest physicist to the fallen-from-grace celebrity. An intimate biography that “imparts fresh insight into the genius—and failures—of the 20th century’s most celebrated scientist,” Einstein’s Greatest Mistake reveals what we owe Einstein today—and how much more he might have achieved if not for his all-too-human flaws (Publishers Weekly). Named a Science Book of the Year by the Sunday Times and one of the Top Five Science Books of 2016 by ABC News Australia, this unique book “offers a window onto Einstein’s achievements and missteps, as well as his life—his friendships, his complicated love life (two marriages, many affairs) and his isolation from other scientists at the end of his life” (BookPage).

Einstein s ShadowEinstein s Shadow

Breakfast!” Kelly and Max jumped up and gleefully and thunderingly raced each other down the stairs, which, as both children knew well, really were not wide enough for two kids to go down at once. There was a lot of laughing, pushing, ...

Author: Michael Ropp

Publisher: Dorrance Publishing

ISBN: 9781636614014


Page: 144

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Einstein's Shadow By Michael Ropp When the class bully starts to get top marks on computerized tests at school, twins Kelly and Max suspect foul play. The two enlist the help of a small group of friends to uncover and expose the bully’s wrongdoing with only two conditions: They cannot tell any lies, and they must not cause any damage. Despite these conditions and the group’s intentions, their plan quickly runs off the rails. Combining science, creativity, robotics, a ferret, and friendship, Einstein’s Shadow reveals that one doesn’t need to be born with superpowers to achieve the heights of a superhero.

Encounters with EinsteinEncounters with Einstein

We were all living in the same hotel , and Einstein was in the habit of bringing along to breakfast a proposal of this kind , which then had to be analysed . Einstein , Bohr and I would usually make our way to the congress hall together ...

Author: Werner Heisenberg

Publisher: Princeton University Press

ISBN: 0691024332


Page: 141

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Essays discuss the philosophy of science, quantum mechanics, cosmic radiation, elementary particles, and closed theories