Philip Ball

Science writer and author (London, UK). He previously worked as an editor at Nature, and his many books on science and its interactions with the broader culture include Serving the Reich: The struggle for the soul of physics under Hitler (2014). His last book is Beyond weird: Why everything you thought you knew about quantum physics is different (2018).

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In a Germany with widespread and growing anti-Semitism, and later with the rise of Nazism, Albert Einstein’s physics faced hostility and was attacked on racial grounds.

ABSTRACT Science is not «above» politics and ethics: it is intrinsically political, and constantly raises ethical dilemmas. The consequences of evading such issues were