Einstein's Dreams - Prologue through 24 April, 1905 Summary & Analysis

Alan Lightman
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Prologue through 24 April, 1905 Summary

Einstein's Dreams chronicles the dreams of Albert Einstein between April 14 and June 28, 1905, as he develops his theory of time as part of his theory of relativity. Each dream envisions a different world, with time behaving in a different way. The stories explore the relationships between people and time, an essential part of the human condition.

In June 1905, Albert Einstein has come to the patent office where he works, with his recently finished theory of time. As dawn breaks, the light slowly reveals the hidden contents of the office. He waits for the typist to arrive. The patent files are filled with useful inventions. For months, Einstein has been dreaming about time, and it has driven him to focus his research on how time works. He is exhausted, but now he is done. He has realized how time works in our world, although his...

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