The Danish Astronomical Society made a slightly startling discovery the opposite day, discovering lengthy forgotten letters written by Albert Einstein in its archives.
The letters have been penned in German in 1920 as a part of a correspondence between the legendary physicist – who could be awarded the Nobel Prize a yr later – and the pinnacle of the Danish Astronomical Society on the time, Elis Strømgren.
The topic of the collection of letters, two of that are hand-written, revolve round Einstein’s invitation to Copenhagen to ship a lecture on his idea of basic relativity.
“We have been stunned, to place it mildly, after we got here throughout hand-written and typed letters, a postcard and telegrams signed by Albert Einstein himself whereas we have been going by our archives. It’s a singular peek into the historical past of science and modern letter exchanges on the time,” stated Majken B E Christensen, the pinnacle of the Danish Astronomical Society.
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Copenhagen callingAccording to Christensen, Einstein and Strømgren focus on a lot of points associated to his go to to Copenhagen, together with the place he’ll keep and when he’ll arrive.
The Danish Astronomical Society, which was based in 1916 to lift consciousness and curiosity in astronomy and astronomical analysis, is trying into how the letters might be preserved and digitalised.
See a few of the letters in query right here.