Einstein in Love

Einstein in Love

A Scientific Romance

Written by: Dennis Overbye

Additional Formats
  • Ebook
  • ISBN 9781101221556
  • 432 Pages
  • Penguin Books
  • Adult


In Einstein in Love, Dennis Overbye has written the first profile of the great scientist to focus exclusively on his early adulthood, when his major discoveries were made. It reveals Einstein to be very much a young man of his time-draft dodger, self-styled bohemian, poet, violinist, and cocky, charismatic genius who left personal and professional chaos in his wake. Drawing upon hundreds of unpublished letters and a decade of research, Einstein in Love is a penetrating portrait of the modern era’s most influential thinker.

Table of Contents

Prologue: The Sacred and the Profane

Part One. Runaways
1. On the Road
2. Coffeehouse Wars
3. The Rose of Hungary
4. The Cheshire’s Grin
5. Family Values

Part Two. Relative Motions
6. The White World
7. Irreversible Acts
8. The Boys of Physics
9. The Seacoast of Bohemia
10. Six Weeks in May

Part Three. The Revolutionary at Home
11. The Discreet Charm of the Bourgeoisie
12. Quantum Doubts
13. In the Company of Microbes
14. The Man Who Abhorred Baths
15. The Witches’ Sabbath

Part Four. Gravity’s Rainbow
16. The Joy of Falling
17. King of the Hill
18. The Last Waltz
19. The Landscape of Bad Dreams
20. The November Revolution
21. Quantum Times

Part Five. Master of the Universe
22. Mach’s Revenge, or, The War of the World Matter
23. The Belly of the Beast
24. The Last Scoundrel
25. The Melted World