David Bodanis

Einstein's Greatest Mistake

David Bodanis

Talk: Einstein's Greatest Mistake

After writing the bestseller "E = mc²" about an equation that changed the world, our Talks at Google guest David Bodanis, a business advisor and writer with education in science and economics, went on to write about the man behind that equation. Albert Einstein was a genius who redefined how we think about physics, but while researching how Einstein's creative process Bodanis uncovered his greatest mistake. In this talk he explains his reasoning, creative processes in general, and what we can learn today - scientists and businesses alike - from Einstein's big flaw.

David Bodanis

David Bodanis was born in Chicago, lived in France for a decade, and makes his home in London. He studied mathematics, physics and history at the University of Chicago, and for many years taught the "Intellectual Tool-Kit" course at Oxford University. He is fascinated by story-telling, and the power of ideas.

Einstein's Greatest MIstake

From the best-selling author of E=mc2, a brisk, accessible biography of Albert Einstein that reveals the genius and hubris of the titan of modern physics.

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