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Today, Einstein is famous for his discoveries about space and time that changed the way we see the world. But in his day, he was also famous for humanitarian passions that interacted in intriguing ways with his scientific imagination. Delve into Einstein's Jewish identity and his passionate engagement around issues of war and race. Examine Einstein's way of thinking about mystery, eternity, and the mind of God through Einstein's own words and analysis from current leaders in science.
SHOW: On Being | Length: 53:32 | Audio Format: MP3
Walter Isaacson says it wasn't just Albert Einstein's intelligence that made him the greatest mind of the 20th century...
SHOW: On Being | Length: 8:00 | Audio Format: MP3
Being his specialty, Gates gives a brief explanation of "string theory" and how it transcends the standard model of particle theory...
SHOW: On Being | Length: 3:29 | Audio Format: MP3
Dyson has said, of discoveries in quantum physics, "matter is weird stuff." He explains that statement, including its implications for...
SHOW: On Being | Length: 4:12 | Audio Format: MP3
Dyson reflects on Einstein's words, as well as his own approach to issues of time, mortality, and death.