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The Formative Years of RelativityThe History and Meaning of Einstein's Princeton Lectures$
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Jürgen Renn and Hanoch Gutfreund

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780691174631

Published to Princeton Scholarship Online: May 2018

DOI: 10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.001.0001

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Einstein’s First Trip to America

Einstein’s First Trip to America

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(p.11) 2 Einstein’s First Trip to America
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The Formative Years of Relativity
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Hanoch Gutfreund

Jürgen Renn

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Princeton University Press
DOI:10.23943/princeton/9780691174631.003.0002

This chapter sets the historical context for Einstein's visit to Princeton in 1921, during which he delivered a series of lectures on relativity. The first two lectures, attended by large audiences, were popular accounts of the special and the general theory of relativity. The other three lectures were given to smaller audiences of scientists. Einstein intended to spend most of his time in the United States promoting the cause of a Hebrew University in Jerusalem but was encouraged by Chaim Weizmann, of the German Zionist Organization, to devote part of his time to lecturing at American universities. The local newspapers reported in great detail on every aspect of Einstein's visit, often under sensationalistic headlines. They printed summaries of every lecture and highlighted specific statements and predictions by Einstein.

Keywords:   Princeton University, relativity lectures, United States, Hebrew University, American universities, Chaim Weizmann, theory of relativity, special relativity, general relativity, Albert Einstein

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