My new book on Einstein and the history of the general theory of relativity

Here is the dust jacket of my new scholarly book on the history of general relativity, to be released on… my Birthday:

General Relativity Conflict and Rivalries: Einstein’s polemics with Physicists.


The book is illustrated by me and discusses the history of general relativity, gravitational waves, relativistic cosmology and unified field theory between 1905 and 1955:

The development of general relativity (1905-1916), “low water mark” period and several results during the “renaissance of general relativity” (1960-1980).


Conversations I have had more than a decade ago with my PhD supervisor, the late Prof. Mara Beller (from the Hebrew University in Jerusalem), comprise major parts of the preface and the general setting of the book. However, the book presents the current state of research and many new findings in history of general relativity.


My first book:

Einstein’s Pathway to the Special Theory of Relativity (April, 2015)

includes a wide variety of topics including also the early history of general relativity.



George Gamow and Albert Einstein

Here is my new paper about George Gamow and Albert Einstein (here) x

Mr. Newton once said, momentum conservation
Teach einStein acceleration
If it is in empty space,
Moving straight on a trace,
And flies, never to return,
Then nothing remained of it again. x

Albert Einstein

There was a young fellow from Trinity,
Who took the square root of infinity.
But the number of digits, gave him the fidgets;
He dropped Math and took up Divinity. x

George Gamow, One, Two, Three… Infinity


Mr. Tomkins was in a world where the speed of light was about 30 km/h


George Gamow and Albert Einstein and the “biggest blunder” x