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Abraham Pais (1918–2000)

Abraham Pais was born on May 19, 1918 in Amsterdam, Noord-Holland, Netherlands. He was married to Ida Nicolaisen, Sara Ector and Lila Lee Atwill. He died on July 28, 2000 in Copenhagen, Denmark. See full bio »


(age 82) in Copenhagen, Denmark

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Einstein Revealed Self - Rockefeller University


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 2015 Reflections of Einstein (Documentary)
 1996 Einstein Revealed (TV Movie documentary)
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 1999 Biography of the Millennium: 100 People - 1000 Years (TV Mini-Series documentary)
Self (1999)

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_Subtle Is the Lord: The Science and the Life of Albert Einstein_ (book, 1983)

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Scientists are like pickpockets. God has all the secrets in his pockets, and we try to pick them. You make an assumption in science -- and it is an assumption -- that there are fundamental laws you can find out. You have an idea you think can be proved, and you try to prove it. Depending on how it goes, you make a step forward or you make a fool of yourself. Nature doesn't care whether you're ... See more »


Author of a critically acclaimed biography of Einstein, Subtle is the Lord: the Science and Life of Albert Einstein (Oxford University Press, 1982); a definitive history of the study of modern physics, Inward Bound: Of Matter and Forces in the Physical World (Clarendon Press, 1986); the biography Niels Bohr's Times: In Physics, Philosophy and Polity (Clarendon Press, 1991); the book Einstein ... See more »

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