British scientist Arthur Eddington was once more famous than Albert Einstein! Informed scientists understand how intertwined the two are. Einstein’s theories are well known, but it was Eddington who proved and endorsed many of them. This book describes the rise of these two men and how their friendship fostered scientific breakthroughs and ultimately Einstein’s fame. Readers will be interested in the accessible explanations of some famous theories, such as the Theory of Relativity, while the relevant photographs and fact boxes further clarify biographical details.
About the Author:
Mary Colson is a teacher and writer specialising in non-fiction. She has written over 50 non-fiction books for children on topics ranging from Einstein, secret codes and the ozone layer to Toni Morrison, sports poetry and Beyoncé. A graduate of the MA in Creative Writing at the University of East Anglia, Mary has a varied writing life. She has written reviews for various publications and literary websites including the TMS theatre awards and The Times. She delivers creative writing workshops in schools all over the country and regularly copy-edits academic journals and papers in English and French for Cambridge University Press and Taylor and Francis. She is an active member of Ilkley Writers and frequently showcases new work at local festivals.
Read more about the Solar Eclipse of 1919 that permanently sealed this dynamic duo in cosmology history and the 20 surreal dream scenarios that author Alan Lightman imagines in his book ‘Einstein’s Dreams‘. The book is about a fictional Einstein and the narration of his dreams that have come about as a residue of his contemplation of the nature of ‘Time’ in conversation with his best friend Besso.
Besso who is also based on a real person and in fact was Albert Einstein’s best friend and sounding board as he worked on his theory of relativity. Another important duo of men which includes Albert Einstein one of its counterparts, who came together in a close friendship while dealing with the personal aspects of life and developing professional foundations.
Albert Einstein called him “The best sounding board in Europe for Scientific Ideas”. More about their friendship on Christie’s article: (Time’s arrow: Albert Einstein’s letters to Michele Besso).