Einstein Reading List


We've put together this physics reading list in honor of the 100th anniversary of Einstein's discovery of the general theory of relativity.

  • A College Course on Relativity and Cosmology

  • The Story of Collapsing Stars: Black Holes, Naked Singularities, and the Cosmic Play of Quantum Gravity

  • Planck: Driven by Vision, Broken by War

  • Solar Energy: An Introduction

  • Energy, the Subtle Concept: The discovery of Feynman's blocks from Leibniz to Einstein

  • Post-Planck Cosmology: Lecture Notes of the Les Houches Summer School: Volume 100, July 2013

  • Nature's Third Cycle: A Story of Sunspots

  • Living with the Stars: How the Human Body is Connected to the Life Cycles of the Earth, the Planets, and the Stars

  • Introduction to General Relativity, Black Holes and Cosmology

  • Introduction to Modern Dynamics: Chaos, Networks, Space and Time

  • Making 20th Century Science: How Theories Became Knowledge

  • General Relativity and the Einstein Equations (Oxford Mathematical Monographs)

  • Einstein's Physics: Atoms, Quanta, and Relativity - Derived, Explained, and Appraised

  • Equations of Motion in General Relativity (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

  • Relativity, Gravitation and Cosmology: A Basic Introduction (Oxford Master Series in Physics)

  • Physical Relativity: Space-time Structure from a Dynamical Perspective

  • The Universal Force: Gravity - Creator of Worlds

  • Advanced General Relativity: Gravity Waves, Spinning Particles, and Black Holes (International Series of Monographs on Physics)

  • Relativity Made Relatively Easy

  • A Student's Guide to Einstein's Major Papers