Book Discussion on Einstein in Berlin

Mr. Levenson talked about his latest book, Einstein in Berlin, published by Bantam Books. The book examines the period between… read more

Mr. Levenson talked about his latest book, Einstein in Berlin, published by Bantam Books. The book examines the period between 1914 and 1932 when Albert Einstein, already widely recognized for his theory of relativity, worked as a physicist in Berlin. The author said that within two years of his arrival at the University of Berlin, Einstein discovered a new theory of gravity and was transformed into the first superstar of science. He also related the changes in Berlin as it evolved from a European center of artistic freedom and scientific advancement into a stronghold for the Nazi party. The rise of Adolf Hitler led to Einstein’s departure in 1932 and the demise of Berlin’s golden age. The author answered audience members' questions. close

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South Hadley, Massachusetts, United States
First Aired:
May 10, 2003
Last Aired:
Apr 16, 2008

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  • May 10, 2003 | 8:01pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 11, 2003 | 11:00pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • May 19, 2003 | 5:56am EDT | C-SPAN 2
  • Jun 21, 2003 | 3:56pm EDT | C-SPAN 2
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