Reimagining Time A Light-Speed Tour of Einstein's Theory of Relativity Tanya Bub, Jeffrey Bub

Format:
Hardback
Publication date:
08 Jun 2021
ISBN:
9780300250121
Imprint:
Yale University Press
Dimensions:
192 pages: 203 x 127mm
Illustrations:
66 b-w illus.

A quirky, funny, and accessible blend of science and art that delves into the heart of Einstein’s theory of relativity
 
It was a link to his 1905 paper—an early attempt at explaining his revolutionary ideas on space, time, and matter—that drew Tanya Bub into Albert Einstein’s imaginative vision of the world. What particularly struck her was how Einstein interwove words and math to create clear visuals illustrating his theories. As an artist, she naturally started doodling as she worked her way through his concepts, creating drawings that intuitively demonstrated Einstein’s core principles.
 
In Reimagining Time Tanya Bub teams up with her father, the distinguished physicist Jeffrey Bub, to create a quirky and accessible take on one of science’s most revolutionary discoveries. Blending original art and text, they guide readers through Einstein’s theory of special relativity to expose truths about our universe: time is relative, lengths get shorter with motion, energy and mass are interchangeable, and the Universe has a speed limit.

Tanya Bub, the founder of 48th Ave Productions, lives in Victoria, BC. Jeffrey Bub is Distinguished University Professor at the University of Maryland. He lives in Washington, DC. They are co-authors of Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics (A Serious Comic on Entanglement).