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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein
Diana Buchwald, California Institute of Technology

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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 13: The Berlin Years, Writings & Correspondence, January 1922-March 1923 (Book)
Title: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 13: The Berlin Years, Writings & Correspondence, January 1922-March 1923
Author: Albert Einstein
Editor: Emily de Araujo, Editorial Assistant
Editor: Diana Kormos Buchwald, Editor
Editor: József Illy, Editor
Editor: Ze'ev Rosenkranz
Editor: Tilman Sauer
Editor: Jeroen van Dongen, Associate Editor
Editor: Daniel Kennefick, Associate Editor
Editor: A.J. Kox, Associate Editor
Editor: Dennis Lehmkuhl, Associate Editor
Editor: Osik Moses, Associate Editor
Editor: Issachar Unna, Associate Editor
Editor: Rudy Hirschmann, Editorial Assistant
Editor: Jennifer Nollar James, Editorial Assistant
Editor: Rosy Meiron, Editorial Assistant
Abstract: In April 1922, we find Einstein lecturing in Paris, engaged in reestablishing ties among scientists in former enemy nations. Meanwhile, back in Berlin, political tensions are rising. In June, the brutal murder of his friend, Germany's foreign minister, Walther Rathenau, heavily affects Einstein who, for a while, fears for his own safety and briefly contemplates leaving Berlin and abandoning academic life altogether. When only a few months later it is announced that he will be awarded the Nobel Prize, after more than a decade of nominations, Einstein is on a steamer heading from Europe to Japan. As we learn in this volume, although he knew in advance of the coming prize, he nevertheless embarked on his longest voyage yet. His travel diary, published here for the first time, recounts in poetic prose the hectic schedule on land, the contemplative rest at sea, and his musings on science, philosophy, and art during his first encounter with the Far East, Palestine, and Spain. Einstein's work and intense scientific exchanges--with N. Bohr, P. Ehrenfest, A. Sommerfeld, M. Born, and others--during these fifteen months result in remarkable publications and intellectual developments. A paper written with Ehrenfest shows with uncompromising clarity that the outcome of the recent Stern-Gerlach experiment could not be explained by either classical or quantum theory. In a similar vein, he analyzes the phenomenon of superconductivity. Clearly among the leading quantum theorists, he focuses on its conceptual bases, tirelessly proposing crucial experiments that could decide between classical and quantum physics. We also see foundational interests develop in his concerns with a unified field theory of electromagnetism and gravitation.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/collected-papers-of-albert-einstein-volume-13-the-berlin-years-writings-correspondence-january-1922-march-1923/oclc/801599721&referer=brief_results
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Secondary URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9873.html
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Access Model: Book
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780691156736

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 13: The Berlin Years, Writings and Correspondence, January 1922-March 1923, English Translation of Selected Texts (Book)
Title: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 13: The Berlin Years, Writings and Correspondence, January 1922-March 1923, English Translation of Selected Texts
Author: Albert Einstein
Editor: Klaus Hentschel, Consultant
Editor: Diana Kormos Buchwald
Editor: József Illy
Editor: Ze'ev Rosenkranz
Editor: Tilman Sauer
Abstract: A translation of selected non-English texts included in Volume 13 is available here in paperback. Since this supplementary paperback includes only select portions of Volume 13, it is not recommended for purchase without the main volume. Every document in The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein appears in the language in which it was written, and this supplementary paperback volume presents the English translations of select portions of non-English materials in Volume 13. This translation does not include notes or annotation of the documentary volume and is not intended for use without the original language documentary edition which provides the extensive editorial commentary necessary for a full historical and scientific understanding of the documents.
Year: 2012
Primary URL: http://www.worldcat.org/title/collected-papers-of-albert-einstein-english-translation-supplement/oclc/801599752&referer=brief_results
Primary URL Description: Worldcat listing
Secondary URL: http://press.princeton.edu/titles/9874.html
Secondary URL Description: Publisher's listing
Access Model: Book
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Type: Translation
Type: Scholarly Edition
ISBN: 9780691156743
Translator: Osik Moses
Translator: Ann M. Hentschel


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