Tom Levenson - The Hunt for Vulcan...Author Event

For more than fifty years, the world’s top scientists searched for the “missing” planet Vulcan, whose existence was mandated by Isaac Newton’s theories of gravity. There was just one problem: it was never there. It took Albert Einstein to discern that the mystery of the missing planet was a problem of Newton’s theory of gravity itself. Tom Levenson tells the tale of how the “discovery” of Vulcan in the nineteenth century set the stage for Einstein’s breakthrough, the greatest individual intellectual achievement of the twentieth century.

Event date: 
Thursday, November 12, 2015 - 7:00pm
Event address: 
279 Harvard Street
Coolidge Corner
Brookline, MA 02446-2908
The Hunt for Vulcan: . . . and How Albert Einstein Destroyed a Planet, Discovered Relativity, and Deciphered the Universe Cover Image
ISBN: 9780812998986
Availability: Special Order (unlikely to be available)
Published: Random House - November 3rd, 2015