By Dieter Hoffmann

"Ostern gehe ich nach Berlin als Akademie-Mensch ohne irgendwelche Verpflichtungen, quasi als lebendige Mumie" schrieb Albert Einstein im Herbst 1913. quickly zwei Jahrzehnte wirkte der wohl bedeutendste Physiker des 20ten Jahrhunderts in der preußischen Metropole. Diese Jahre markieren den Höhepunkt in seiner wissenschaftlichen und gesellschaftlichen Anerkennung - sie waren allerdings auch eine Zeit zunehmender politischer und antisemitisch geprägter Angriffe.

was once waren jene menschlichen und wissenschaftlichen Beziehungen, die Einstein trotzdem so eng und für quick zwei Jahrzehnte an Berlin banden? Der Autor, selbst ein profunder Kenner der Wissenschaftsgeschichte, gibt darüber Auskunft: Auf mehr als 30 Stationen begleitet der Leser Einstein durch Berlin und Umgebung, lernt auf anschauliche paintings seine Zeitgenossen und alle wichtige Schauplätze seines Lebens in der Hauptstadt kennen.

Zahlreiche Illustrationen und Fotos der historischen Schauplätze und Ausschnitte aus dem heutigen Stadtplan erleichtern das Auffinden und ermöglichen dem Leser einen Rundgang durch eines der wichtigsten Kapitel der modernen Wissenschaftsgeschichte.

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