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Abraham Pais
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Abraham Pais

Abraham Pais (May 19, 1918 - August 4, 2000) is a Dutch-born physicist best known for his biography of Albert Einstein, Subtle is the Lord, Oxford (1982). He has also written a history of physics in the 20th century, Inward Bound, Oxford (1986). Additionally, in 1946, Pais served as a personal assistant to Niels Bohr at the Bohr's country home in Tisvilde. His autobiography A Tale of Two Continents, Princeton (1997) refers to the 'esemplastic power of the imagination' (p. 77).