Einstein at Home by Josef Eisinger
Tuesday, March 21
Albert Einstein still remains an enigmatic figure to both scientists and laymen. In 2013, Josef Eisinger presented, at the NAC, the first translation of Einstein’s travel diaries, Einstein On the Road. Now Dr. Eisinger returns to further illuminate Einstein’s persona with the first translation of Friedrich Herneck’s 1978 interviews with Herta Schiefelbein, the Einsteins’ housekeeper and “quasi-member of the family.” The author fills the book with scientific, historic, and political commentaries, creating an original and notable document about the world during the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Robert Schulmann, former director of the Einstein Papers Project, writes, “These interviews …pierce the veil of myth and legend that surround Albert Einstein....”
Josef Eisinger, Ph.D., is a physicist whose research career veered from nuclear physics to biophysics. He authored over 200 scientific articles; and is currently Professor Emeritus, Department of Structural & Chemical Biology, Mount Sinai School of Medicine. In retirement, he has devoted himself to biographical studies of scientists and musicians, authoring four acclaimed books.
Einstein at Home will be available for purchase.