This volume, first published in 1921, presents a series of portraits of Einstein, thus offering glimpses in the character and private reflections of the man who changed the course of modern science. Intended neither as a biography, nor as a résumé of Einsteinian physics, Einstein: The Searcher instead focusses on Einstein’s relationship with the scientific project as he himself conceived it, and so is still of contemporary significance for those puzzled by the spirit of scientific enquiry.
Preface 1. Phenomena in the Heavens 2. Beyond Our Power 3. Valhalla 4. Education 5. The Discoverer 6. Of Different Worlds 7. Problems 8. Highways and By-Ways 9. And Experimental Analogy 10. Disconnected Suggestions 11. Einstein’s Life and Personality