Many men will pay enormous amounts of money to find out what went on in Einstein’s head and one such man has paid $62,500/- to find out.
An individual whose identity has been kept a secret, has bought Einstein’s letter which he wrote to his son in 1945, explaining the link between his theory of relativity and Japan’s atomic bombings.
This letter was one of the 27 letters auctioned by ‘Profiles In History’, altogether they fetched a staggering amount of $420,000/-. These letters included 2 letters, which Einstein wrote in the 1940’s in response to a man who had asked him about his thoughts on God.
The man from whom all these letters have been acquired over various phases of time, chooses to remain anonymous. The other letters contained his thoughts on McCarthyism, Nazism and personal matters.
Albert Einstein’s theory of general relativity talks of the laws of physics that are the same for all non accelerating observers, and that the speed of light in a vacuum was independent of the motion of all observers. This was the theory of special relativity and was elucidated in 1905. Thus, it introduced a new framework for all of physics and proposed new concepts of space and time.
Einstein spent close to 10 years to include the acceleration in the theory and published his theory of general relativity in 1915. He determined that massive objects caused a distortion in space-time which was felt as gravity.
The letters which are now yellow pages with notes scribbled on the side margins, sold for whooping amounts of money.