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Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

Albert Einstein

The Story of a Genius

  • By: Ajoy Ghatak

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ISBN: 9789386243973

Bind: Paperback

Year: 2020

Pages: 220

Size: 140 x 216 mm

Publisher: Viva Books Originals

Sales Territory: Worldwide


Albert Einstein is still an icon for many. This is not just due to the immense impact of his science (because of which he was chosen TIME magazine's Person of the Century) but also because of his wisdom and the social world around him. This book  gives a brief account of his science, philosophy and (often troubled) personal life. The book also has a photo gallery (with long captions) which will give a glimpse of Einstein's extraordinary life.

Einstein had once remarked, "most of the fundamental ideas of science are essentially simple, and may, as a rule be expressed in a language comprehensible to everyone." This book is written according to this belief and contains no equations or complicated scientific data so that even a layman can have a closer look at the genius who is often described as the greatest scientist ever born.

Target Audience:

This book is useful for the person who is interested in physics, science and general public.


Family History
Important Dates
Einstien through Pictures

Chapter 1: Einstein's Credo
Chapter 2: Einstein: The Person of the Century  
Chapter 3: Einstein: His Early Life (1879-1904)
Chapter 4: Einstein's Annus Mirabilis (1905)
Chapter 5: Einstein and the Mass Energy Relation: E=mc2
Chapter 6: Einstein and the Special Theory of Relativity
Chapter 7: Einstein and the Quantum Theory
Chapter 8: Einstein: 1906-1920
Chapter 9: Einstein and the Nobel Prize
Chapter 10: Einstein's Two Sons: Hans Albert and Eduard
Chapter 11: Albert Einstein: 1921-1933
Chapter 12: Einstein and the Atom Bomb
Chapter 13: Einstein His Pacifism and His Interactions with Gandhi
Chapter 14: Einstein: His God and His Religion
Chapter 15: Einstein and His Princeton Years (1933-1955)

Appendix A: A Justification of the Mass-Energy Relation ? • Appendix B: The Energy Liberated from our Sun • Appendix C: Time Dilation • Appendix D: Stimulated Emission • Appendix E: The Szilard Petition to President Truman


About the Author:

Ajoy Ghatak is currently Professor Meghnad Saha Fellow of NASI (The National Academy of Sciences, India). He received his B.Sc. from Agra College, M.Sc. from Delhi University and Ph.D from Cornell University. After a short tenure as a Research Associate at Brookhaven National Laboratory, he joined IIT Delhi in 1966. Professor Ghatak has written over 170 research papers and a few books including Quantum Mechanics: Theory & Applications (co-authored with Professor S. Lokanathan), Optical Electronics, Fiber Optics, Lasers (all 3 co-authored with Professor K.Thyagarajan) and his undergraduate text Optics, which has been translated into Chinese and Persian. He is the recipient of several awards including the 2008 SPIE Educator award in recognition of "his unparalleled global contributions to the field of fiber optics research, and his tireless dedication to optics education worldwide..."; the 2003 Esther Hoffman Beller award (instituted by The Optical Society of America) in recognition of his "outstanding contributions to optics education..."; International Commission for Optics 1998 Galileo Galilei award and also the CSIR 1979 S.S. Bhatnagar award for "outstanding contributions in physical sciences". His latest award has been the 2015 Om Prakash Bhasin award.  


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