Reactionaries and Einstein’s Fame: “German Scientists for the Preservation of Pure Science,” Relativity, and the Bad Nauheim Meeting

@article{Dongen2007ReactionariesAE,
  title={Reactionaries and Einstein’s Fame: “German Scientists for the Preservation of Pure Science,” Relativity, and the Bad Nauheim Meeting},
  author={J. V. Dongen},
  journal={Physics in Perspective},
  year={2007},
  volume={9},
  pages={212-230}
}
  • J. V. Dongen
  • Published 2007
  • Physics
  • Physics in Perspective
  • Two important and unpleasant events occurred in Albert Einstein’s life in 1920: That August an antirelativity rally was held in the large auditorium of the Berlin Philharmonic, and a few weeks later Einstein was drawn into a tense and highly publicized debate with Philipp Lenard on the merits of relativity at a meeting in Bad Nauheim, Germany. I review these events and discuss how they affected Einstein in light of new documentary evidence that has become available through the publication of… CONTINUE READING
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