A rare Albert Einstein manuscript containing preparatory work for his theory of relativity could fetch up to milionë 2.5 million at auction this week.
The 54-page 'Einstein-Besso Manuscript' was handwritten in 1913 and 1914 in Zurich, Switzerland, by 34-year-old Einstein and his friend, Swiss engineer Michele Besso, rtv21.tv reports.
It is estimated to sell for somewhere between two and three million euros (1.67 2.5 million to milionë XNUMX million), according to Christie's, who is awaiting sale on behalf of Aguttes auction house in Paris.
Einstein's famous theory of relativity, published in November 1915, transformed theoretical physics and astronomy during the 20th century.
Today, the 'Einstein-Besso manuscript' offers 'a fascinating immersion in the mind of the greatest scientist of the 20th century' leading to the development of theory, according to Christie's.
The equations in this manuscript failed to solve the problem, but the reformulated equations, finalized in 1915, were ultimately successful.
"This is without a doubt the most valuable Einstein manuscript ever put up for auction," said Christie's.
The 'extraordinary' document is one of only two scientific manuscripts surviving from the key period of general theory genesis, Christie's adds.
The other, the so-called Zurich notebook of late 1912 / early 1913, is now in the Einstein Archive at the Hebrew University.
The Einstein-Besso manuscript has 26 pages with Einstein's manuscript, 25 pages written by Beso and three pages with notes by both collaborators.
There are 'many pages with extensive formula corrections' or with whole sections of cross-calculations.21Media