An autographed manuscript by renowned scientist Albert Einstein, explaining his theories of special and general relativity, made its public debut in Shanghai recently.
This 14-page German manuscript, explaining Einstein's theories of special and general relativity in an easy and understandable manner, was one of the highlights of Christie's 10th Shanghai Auction Anniversary.
The auction of Einstein's manuscript in Shanghai will be held on Saturday, with an estimated value approximately between 7 million to 10 million yuan.
In the late 1920s, there was unprecedented public interest in relativity. As a result, Albert Einstein was invited to write an article for the New York Times explaining his shocking scientific discoveries, which gave birth to this manuscript. The English translation of this manuscript was later published in the New York Times Supplement on February 3, 1929, entitled "Field Theories, Old and New."