Texts by Dr. Antonio Moreno González

Einstein is popularly known for the famous equation E = m c2 . However, its significance is almost entirely unknown, outside specialist spheres, by most of those who claim to understand it, and the same is true of the rest of his scientific work, even the most renowned of all his works, the special and general theory of relativity, of which that equation forms part. Einstein wrote a great number of varied scientific publications. ALBERT EINSTEIN, Philosopher - Scientist , published to mark his seventieth birthday contained 618 publications, including scientific and non-scientific publications, interviews, letters and lectures, but by the time The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein came out the number had grown greatly.

Apart from scientific matters, Einstein, as a citizen of the world, and as a German Jew who had had to go into exile in America, made his voice heard in many arenas. He wrote a host of articles, endorsed manifestos, delivered lectures and appeared on radio programmes to give his opinion on education, politics, celebrities, music, Judaism, pacifism, literature, art, philosophy, religion and even on himself. Spanish translations of many of these declarations are compiled in the collections of his essays and articles Cómo yo veo el mundo , Ideas y Opiniones and De mis últimos años , as well as the published correspondence with Besso, Born, Solovine, Freud, Mileva and others which cast light on his life and the way he went about his work. It was a life which was not free from the contradictions, successes and failures that beset any person. As a simple example of this other face of Albert Einstein, so important for understanding his human, scientific and social dimension, there follows a brief summary, organised into different categories.