By Alan Lightman
A contemporary vintage, Einstein’s Dreams is a fictional college of news dreamed by means of Albert Einstein in 1905, whilst he labored in a patent place of work in Switzerland. because the defiant yet delicate younger genius is growing his thought of relativity, a brand new belief of time, he imagines many attainable worlds. in a single, time is round, in order that individuals are fated to copy triumphs and screw ups again and again. In one other, there's a position the place time stands nonetheless, visited by means of enthusiasts and fogeys clinging to their little ones. In one other, time is a nightingale, occasionally trapped by means of a bell jar.
Now translated into thirty languages, Einstein’s Dreams has encouraged playwrights, dancers, musicians, and painters around the globe. In poetic vignettes, it explores the connections among technological know-how and artwork, the method of creativity, and eventually the fragility of human lifestyles.