Einstein was not only the most famous scientist of the 20th century but a prominent political campaigner, actively engaged in international affairs, with courageous and outspoken views on issues ranging from anti-Semitism to nationalism, the atomic bomb and the Cold War. American philosopher Professor Steven Gimbel discusses his highly accessible and absorbing biography Einstein: His Space and Times with Robert Winston.
Steven Gimbel is Professor of Philosophy at Gettysburg College. In his biography of Einstein and also in Einstein's Jewish Science: Physics at the Intersection of Politics and Religion, he examines the ways in which Einstein's Jewish heritage interacted with his science, politics and life.
Robert Winston is Professor of Science and Society and Professor Emeritus of Fertility Studies at Imperial College and is a member of the House of Lords. Among his many other roles, he is Chancellor of Sheffield Hallam University, Chairman of the governing body of the Royal College of Music and Chairman of the Genesis Research Trust.
With thanks to David and Judy Dangoor
In Association with Yale University Press.