The first account of the role Britain played in Einsteins life – first by inspiring his teenage passion for physics, then by providing refuge from the Nazis.
In autumn 1933, Albert Einstein found himself living alone in an isolated holiday hut in rural England. There, he toiled peacefully at mathematics while occasionally stepping out for walks or to play his violin. But how had Einstein come to abandon his Berlin home and go “on the run”?
In this lively account, Andrew Robinson tells the story of the worlds greatest scientist and Britain for the first time, showing why Britain was the perfect refuge for Einstein from rumored assassination by Nazi agents. Young Einsteins passion for British physics, epitomized by Newton, had sparked his scientific development around 1900. British astronomers had confirmed his general theory of relativity, making him internationally famous in 1919. Welcomed by the British people, who helped him campaign against Nazi antisemitism, he even intended to become a British citizen. So why did Einstein then leave Britain, never to return to Europe?
Narrator: Antony Ferguson
Duration: 9 hours 23 minutes
Released: 19 Jan 2010
Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.