Colloquium to Focus on Einstein
Lisa James Goldsberry(518) 437-4980
N.Y. (September 26, 2003)- Thomas Levenson, author of Einstein
in Berlin (2003), will speak at the University at Albany
University Libraries' fall Science Colloquia Series on Thursday,
October 9, 2-4 p.m., in the Standish Room of the Science Library,
on the University's uptown campus.
event is free and open to the public. A catered reception
and book signing will follow. Contact Science Librarian Gregg
Sapp for more information: Gsapp@uamail.albany.edu
or (518) 437-3955.
Einstein witnessed the rise of Nazism from a truly unique
perspective. Einstein was the reigning international superstar
of science, the pride of the University of Berlin. As the
Nazis consolidated power and attacked Einstein's liberal ideas-what
they termed "Jewish physics"-Einstein became increasingly
will discuss the many dimensions of Einstein's story and the
world in which that story unfolded. In addition to Einstein
in Berlin, Levenson has written two other popular science
books, Measure for Measure:
A Musical History of Science, and Ice
Time: Climate, Science, and Life on Earth. He is also
an Emmy- and Peabody-Award-winning documentary filmmaker,
whose credits include a two hour biography of Einstein for
the PBS series, "Nova."
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