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100 1  Crelinsten, Jeffrey,|eauthor. 
245 10 Einstein's jury :|bthe race to test relativity /|cJeffrey 
246 30 Race to test relativity 
264  1 Princeton :|bPrinceton University Press,|c2016. 
300    xxix, 397 pages :|billustrations ;|c24 cm 
336    text|btxt|2rdacontent 
337    unmediated|bn|2rdamedia 
338    volume|bnc|2rdacarrier 
504    Includes bibliographical references (pages 365-383) and 
520    Einstein's Jury is the dramatic story of how astronomers 
       in Germany, England, and America competed to test 
       Einstein's developing theory of relativity. Weaving a rich
       narrative based on extensive archival research, Jeffrey 
       Crelinsten shows how these early scientific debates shaped
       cultural attitudes we hold today. The book examines 
       Einstein's theory of general relativity through the eyes 
       of astronomers, many of whom were not convinced of the 
       legitimacy of Einstein's startling breakthrough. These 
       were individuals with international reputations to uphold 
       and benefactors and shareholders to please, yet few of 
       them understood the new theory coming from the pen of 
       Germany's up-and-coming theoretical physicist, Albert 
       Einstein. Some tried to test his theory early in its 
       development but got no results. Others--through toil and 
       hardship, great expense, and perseverance--concluded that 
       it was wrong. A tale of international competition and 
       intrigue, Einstein's Jury brims with detail gleaned from 
       Crelinsten's far-reaching inquiry into the history and 
       development of relativity. Crelinsten concludes that the 
       well-known British eclipse expedition of 1919 that made 
       Einstein famous had less to do with the scientific 
       acceptance of his theory than with his burgeoning public 
       fame. It was not until the 1920s, when the center of 
       gravity of astronomy and physics shifted from Europe to 
       America, that the work of prestigious American 
       observatories legitimized Einstein's work. As Crelinsten 
       so expertly shows, the glow that now surrounds the famous 
       scientist had its beginnings in these early debates among 
       professional scientists working in the glare of the public
600 10 Einstein, Albert,|d1879-1955. 
650  0 Relativity (Physics) 
650  0 Astrophysics|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Physics|xHistory|y20th century. 
650  0 Astronomy|xHistory|y20th century. 
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