in Einstein's Mistakes - The Human Failings of Genius
Hans C. Ohanian
W. W. Norton & Company (New York, 2008).
Chronology of Einstein's (Scientific) Mistakes
1905 Mistake in clock synchronization procedure on which Einstein based special relativity
1905 Failure to consider Michelson-Morley experiment
1905 Mistake in "transverse mass" of high-speed particles.
1905 Multiple mistakes in the mathematics and physics used in calculation
of viscosity of liquids, from which Einstein deduced size of molecules.
1905 Mistake in the relationship between thermal radiation and quanta of light.
1905 Mistake in the first proof of E=mcˆ2.
1906-1907 Mistake in the second, third, and fourth proofs of E = mcˆ2.
1907 Mistake in the synchronization procedure for accelerated clocks.
1907-1915 Mistakes in the Principle of Equivalence of gravitation and acceleration.
1911 Mistake in the first calculation of the bending of light.
1913 Mistake in the first attempt of general relativity
1914 Mistake in the fifth proof of E=mcˆ2.
1915 Mistake in the experiment Einstein-de Haas experiment.
1915 Mistakes in several attempts at theories of general relativity.
1916 Mistake in the interpretation of Mach's principle.
1917 Mistake in the introduction of the cosmological constant ( the "biggest blunder")
1919 Mistake in two attempts to modify general relativity
1925-1955 Mistakes and more mistakes in the attempts to formulate a unified theory.
1927 Mistakes in discussion with Bohr on quantum uncertainties.
1933 Mistakes in interpretation of quantum mechanics ("Does God play dice?")
1934 Mistake in the sixth proof of E = mcˆ2
1939 Mistake in the interpretation of the Schwarzschild singularity and gravitational collapse (the "black hole").
1946 Mistake in the seventh proof of E=mcˆ2.