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Einstein as a Missionary of Science

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Renn,  Jürgen
Department Structural Changes in Systems of Knowledge, Max Planck Institute for the History of Science, Max Planck Society;

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Renn, J. (2013). Einstein as a Missionary of Science. Berlin: Max-Planck-Institut für Wissenschaftsgeschichte.


Cite as: http://hdl.handle.net/11858/00-001M-0000-002A-8008-3
Abstract
The paper reviews Einstein's engagement as a mediator and popularizer of science. It discusses the formative role of popular scientific literature for the young Einstein, showing that not only his broad scientific outlook but also his internationalist political views were shaped by these readings. Then, on the basis of recent detailed studies, Einstein’s travels and their impact on the dissemination of relativity theory are examined. These activities as well as Einstein’s own popular writings are interpreted in the context of his understanding of science as part of human culture.