Einstein's Dreams

Einstein's Dreams

Alan Lightman


a latest vintage, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional college of news dreamed by means of Albert Einstein in 1905, whilst he labored in a patent place of work in Switzerland. because the defiant yet delicate younger genius is growing his thought of relativity, a brand new belief of time, he imagines many attainable worlds. in a single, time is round, in order that individuals are fated to copy triumphs and screw ups persistently. In one other, there's a position the place time stands nonetheless, visited via enthusiasts and oldsters clinging to their kids. In one other, time is a nightingale, occasionally trapped by means of a bell jar.

Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has encouraged playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters around the world. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections among technology and artwork, the method of creativity, and eventually the fragility of human lifestyles.

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