Experts expectedto 2 or 3 million euros. Finally, Albert’s rare manuscript presented yesterday by Christie’s took off the astronomical sum of 11.7 million euros! By far, the highest sum for a writing by the most famous of . In 2018, the famous “Letter from God” in which the 1921 explained his relationship to religion had sold for nearly 2.5 million euros. In 2017, a letter on the secret of happiness written in a hotel in Tokyo (Japan) rose to 1.4 million euros.
A rare 54-page Einstein manuscript is on the auction block today. It was his first big attempt to explain a cosmic mystery through general relativity. Learn more about the document here: https://t.co/ljGjbjSJtE
— Albert Einstein (@AlbertEinstein) November 23, 2021
Let us recall that this 54-page manuscript addresses, through interminable lines of calculations in black ink on a yellowed and somewhat crumpled paper, the question of the theory of. An extremely rare working document which contains a number of errors, which initially went unnoticed; then who drove to abandon these few sheets of paper altogether. Fortunately recovered by his colleague at the time and co-author of the manuscript, the Swiss physicist Michele Besso.
The buyer’s name has not been made public.
Einstein: rare manuscript auctioned in Paris today
It is in Paris, this Tuesday, November 23, 2021, that a rarewill be auctioned. 54 pages of papers of disparate origins including 26 written by the hand of the famous physicist between 1913 and 1914. Preparatory work for his theory of general relativity. A working document which today reveals some secrets of the mind of the great theorist. His pages are almost exclusively calculated while the others include notes in the margins.
On November 21, 1905 – Albert Einstein’s paper that leads to the mass–energy equivalence formula, E = mc², is published in the journal Annalen der Physik. pic.twitter.com/FVEW5w3VLy
— World of Engineering (@engineers_feed) November 21, 2021
The manuscript has been carefully preserved by a colleague and confidant of, Swiss physicist Michele Besso – the other author of the document. He would be the only one – besides the one held by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem – to present sketches of the theory of general relativity.
According to Christie’s, this is the manuscript ” the most precious “ never auctioned from. Its value is estimated between 2 and 3 million euros. And if we remember last May, a letter using the famous formula E = mc2 sold for $ 1.2 million while experts expected 400,000 ” only “…