Albrecht Fölsing

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Albrecht Fölsing (born 1940 in Bad Salzungen) is a trained physicist turned into a scientific journalist. Having studied physics in Berlin, Philadelphia, and Hamburg, he worked as an academic research assistant for the German electron synchrotron named DESY. In the years 1973-2001, Fölsing was head of the Nature and Science Department of the North German Radio and Television. He has written several biographies of well-known physicists and studies of the "cheating factor" in science. His most widely known book is perhaps Albert Einstein: A Biography, which also gathers many quotations by Einstein.


  • Albrecht Fölsing (1998). Albert Einstein: A Biography. Penguin Group. ISBN 0-14-023719-4.
  • Albrecht Fölsing (1983). Galileo Galilei, Prozess ohne Ende: Eine Biographie. R. Piper. ISBN 3-492-02771-7.
  • Albrecht Fölsing (1995). Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen: Aufbruch ins Innere der Materie. C. Hanser. ISBN 3-446-18053-2.
  • Albrecht Fölsing (1997). Heinrich Hertz: Eine Biographie. Hoffmann und Campe. ISBN 3-455-11212-9.
  • Albrecht Fölsing (1999). Die Constitution der Materie : Eine Vorlesung über die Grundlagen der Physik aus dem Jahre 1884. Springer. ISBN 3-540-64389-3.