Hans C. Ohanian received his B.S. from the University of California, Berkeley, and his Ph.D. from Princeton University, where he worked with John A. Wheeler. He has taught at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Union College, and the University of Vermont. He is the author of several textbooks spanning all undergraduate levels: Physics, Principles of Physics, Relativity: A Modern Introduction, Modern Physics, Principles of Quantum Mechanics, Classical Electrodynamics, and, with Remo Ruffini, Gravitation and Spacetime. He is also the author of dozens of articles dealing with gravitation, relativity, and quantum theory, including many articles on fundamental physics published in the American Journal of Physics, where he served as associate editor for some years. He lives in Vermont.
"Recounts [Einstein's] chronicle of errors in clear and engaging prose, giving us in the process a short course in the history of modern physics and a witty and provocative account of the subject's life." -- Darrin M. McMahon - Wall Street Journal "The book's quixotic approach-retelling Einstein's story by homing in on his blunders-makes for good intellectual entertainment... [It] kept me eagerly turning the pages." -- George Johnson - Los Angeles Times "A wonderful story that is well worth taking the time to read...We get a short course in this history of modern physics, one that is well-written and entertaining as well." -- Alan S. McRae - Mathematical Reviews