NS Albert Einstein Manuscript Concerning the theory of general relativity will be auctioned on Tuesday (23) in Paris, France. The document, which is one of the most important documents of modern physics, is Worth $3.4 million.
“Einstein is someone who has kept very few grades, so The mere fact that the manuscript has survived and reached us makes it quite unusual ”Vincent Belloy, an expert in the books and manuscripts department at Christie’s auction house, told Reuters.
The general theory of relativity, developed between 1907 and 1915, states that gravity distorts space and that massive celestial bodies, such as planets and stars, can distort time and space around them. This theory was able to explain the birth of the universe to the orbit of planets and black holes.
Despite being the most famous, Einstein is not the only author of this document. The Swiss/Italian engineer Michele Besso was also responsible for the 54-page manuscript and is one of the two remaining works that chronicle the birth of the theory of relativity.
The document was written between 1913 and 1914, which makes it even more special because Einstein’s manuscripts prior to 1919 are considered extremely rare.
Vincent Belloy, books and manuscripts specialist at Christie’s, May with the Einstein manuscript – Photo: Anthony Bowney/Reuters
According to Belloy, the manuscript debunks the popular image that Einstein was an absolute genius and presents him as a scientist who, like everyone else, tests hypotheses and makes mistakes.
“Einstein misses this manuscript, and I think that makes it even bigger. Somehow We see the persistence and thinking that was under construction“It is being corrected and redirected,” Belloy told Reuters.
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