Categories: world

Famous Einstein “puzzle” is solved after missing page was found

A famous "puzzle" from perhaps the world's most famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, has been resolved after one thing is missing. The handwritten page – part of an annex to a 1930 paper written by Nobel Winner on Uniform Field Theory – was discovered embedded in the 110-page faithful Israel's Hebrew university was donated. "In the copies we had were missing a page and that was a problem. It was a puzzle," said Hanoch Gutfreund, scientific advisor to the university's Einstein archive, in comments to AFP. Finally, much to the university's joy, the mystery has now been resolved. "This article was one of many in Einstein's attempt to unite the forces of nature in a single theory and he devoted the last 30 years of his life to this effort," said the university, which describes the paper. Included in the rest of the 1 10-page archive – presented to coincide with Einstein's 140th birthday later in the month – are letters from the German-born physicist, expressing concern about the emergence of the Nazi Party and a host of other scientific and personal problems. ] Albert Einstein Getty Images In a letter from 1935 to his son, Hans Albert, Einstein writes that things in Germany "begin to slowly change" and add "Let's just hope that we will not have a European war first … t he rest of Europe is now finally taking the matter seriously, especially the British. " Einstein had also expressed his reservation about the party years earlier…

A famous “puzzle” from perhaps the world’s most famous theoretical physicist, Albert Einstein, has been resolved after one thing is missing.

The handwritten page – part of an annex to a 1930 paper written by Nobel Winner on Uniform Field Theory – was discovered embedded in the 110-page faithful Israel’s Hebrew university was donated.

“In the copies we had were missing a page and that was a problem. It was a puzzle,” said Hanoch Gutfreund, scientific advisor to the university’s Einstein archive, in comments to AFP.

Finally, much to the university’s joy, the mystery has now been resolved.

“This article was one of many in Einstein’s attempt to unite the forces of nature in a single theory and he devoted the last 30 years of his life to this effort,” said the university, which describes the paper.

Included in the rest of the 1

10-page archive – presented to coincide with Einstein’s 140th birthday later in the month – are letters from the German-born physicist, expressing concern about the emergence of the Nazi Party and a host of other scientific and personal problems. ] Albert Einstein Getty Images

In a letter from 1935 to his son, Hans Albert, Einstein writes that things in Germany “begin to slowly change” and add “Let’s just hope that we will not have a European war first … t he rest of Europe is now finally taking the matter seriously, especially the British. “

Einstein had also expressed his reservation about the party years earlier when he wrote a letter in August 1922 to his younger sister, Maja. 19659002] “No one knows where I am, and I think I’m away on a journey,” Einstein wrote in the letter. “Here I brew financially and politically dark times, so I’m happy to get away from it all.”

In 1933, Einstein wrote letters describing his escape from the Nazis and his work that helps Jews escape the Hitler’s regime.

Gutfreund said that Einstein was a “colorful person”, besides being a world-famous researcher.

“It’s rare in scientific persona,” he said.

“Einstein has already become a myth free from his real person, and this myth will continue for years to come, and I do not see an end to it,” wrote curator Roni Grosz in the statement.

Some of Albert Einstein’s manuscript pages, currently featured in Givat Ram Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Getty Images

Einstein was one of the founders of the Hebrew University and served as a non-resident gov ernor of the Jerusalem institution. He died in 1955 at the age of 76.

Share
Published by
Faela