Tuesday, August 23, 2005

Einstein's handwritten manuscript

If you wonder how Einstein's handwriting would look like, this is your chance to see. The original manuscript of a paper Albert Einstein published in 1925 has been found in the archives of Leiden University's Lorentz Institute for Theoretical Physics, Netherlands. The handwritten manuscript titled "Quantum theory of the monatomic ideal gas" is about Bose-Einstein condensation. Graduate student, Rowdy Boeyink, working on his master's thesis found the delicate manuscript of Einstein in archive of University. He also found some other important documents like letter from Danish physicist Niels Bohr. High-resolution photographs of the 16-page, German-language manuscript and an account of its discovery can be seen on the institute's Web site.

Links: News article on Yahoo! and Washington post http://www.lorentz.leidenuniv.nl/history/Einstein_archive/ http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bose-Einstein_condensate Technorati Tags: ,

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