Almost everyone knows the name of Einstein, but that of Lev Landau is familiar only to a few followers of the exact sciences. And yet, both of them share several common features: They occupy first-rank positions in the short list of the greatest geniuses of the past century. They distinguished themselves by their freedom of thought and the non-conformity of their lives. And above all, they shared political positions usually treated, and rather correctly, as “extremist”, revolutionary and subversive of any established order! Positions of which “naturally”, nobody has ever spoken to you…
Landau: “Comrades, the great cause of the October Revolution has been ignobly (…)
Einstein, the anti-capitalist and anti-bureaucrat!
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Einstein’s God: What did the great physicist really believe about the deity?
Shobhit Mahajan – An Infinity of Questions
Physics is stuck — and needs another Einstein to revolutionize it, physicist Avi Loeb says
Scientists glimpse first direct proof of Einstein’s gravitational waves
Hubble Telescope confirms Einstein’s theory of relativity
Keith Huxen – The Mysterious Meeting between Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg
Andrew Griffin – Einstein’s theory of relativity proved right outside our solar system in huge gravity experiment
Charlotte Higgins – ‘There is no such thing as past or future’: physicist Carlo Rovelli on changing how we think about time
Alexis Coe – The Nobel Peace Prize For Espionage. Remembering Carl von Ossietzky
MARIA POPOVA – How Lise Meitner Discovered Nuclear Fission and Was Denied the Nobel Prize
WHAT IS REAL? The Unfinished Quest for the Meaning of Quantum Physics
The Russell-Einstein Manifesto of 1955
Pervez Hoodbhoy – Pakistani textbooks are teaching theology instead of science
Debora MacKenzie – End of nations: Is there an alternative to countries?
Why Socialism? Albert Einstein
Books reviewed: TIM MAUDLIN – The Defeat of Reason
The Critical Zone of Science and Politics: Steve Paulson interviews Bruno Latour
BRUNO LATOUR – The Enlightenment Without the Critique: A Word on Michel Serres’ Philosophy