Sunday, August 21, 2005

Einstein's Orniginal Manuscript Discovered

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. The German-language manuscript is titled "Quantum theory of the monatomic ideal gas," and is dated December 1924. It is considered one of Einstein's last great breakthroughs.

This theory is the basis for the discovery of Bose-Einstein condensate in 2001. This discovery resulted to an award in Nobel Prize in Physics 2001 jointly rewarded to Eric A. Cornell, JILA and National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), USA, Wolfgang Ketterle, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA and Carl E. Wieman, JILA and University of Colorado, USA.

His handwriting is very difficult to read not only because it is written in Genrman but also due to his not-so-good handwriting. But I'm enchanted by this man. He lays the foundation to new fields of science.

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