Hanoch Gutfreund is professor emeritus of theoretical physics at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, where he is also the academic director of the Albert Einstein Archives. J rgen Renn is a director at the Max Planck Institute for the History of Science in Berlin. His books include The Genesis of General Relativity.
[Relativity] conjures Einstein as the oracle presenting a theory to the world--one of the most revolutionary and profound theories of all time. --Pedro Ferreira, Nature This book is not only an important historical document, but displays the style and clarity of Einstein's thought in a manner accessible to a wide readership. It's good that it is being reissued in this fine new edition to mark the centenary of his greatest insights. --Martin Rees, Trinity College, University of Cambridge, and Astronomer Royal A reading companion to make Einstein's thinking clearer to present-day readers. --Mike Perricone, Symmetry Nobody is better at explaining relativity than Einstein himself. . . . This 100th anniversary edition is complemented by commentary from Gutfreund and Renn, who clarify some key points and add historical perspective, making Einstein's own words even more accessible and meaningful. --Tom Siegfried, Science News