New Delhi: Many people of historical things are valued around the world and it is also necessary to save things as heritage, no matter how much it has to be paid for it. A handwritten letter by the great scholar and genius Albert Einstein remains a topic of discussion these days. In this letter, he summarized his famous E = Mc2 equation. It has been auctioned for over $ 1.3 million. That is, its value in Indian currency is around 9 and a half crores.
E = Mc2 is one of the most well-known and pioneering equations given by Einstein. However, according to the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, the scientist wrote this equation only four times throughout his life. The letter auctioned was one of the four letters.
The letter was the only letter in a private collection and was recently made public. The auctions estimated the letter to sell at a price of about $ 400,000. However, the final price was almost three times higher than expected.
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Five buyers began a bid to bid for the letter on May 13 and continued until the price reached $ 700,000. Once Price crossed the big mark, there were only two bidders left in the race that ended this week.
Albert Einstein wrote this letter to American physicist Ludwick Silberstein and dated to October 26, 1946. Einstein’s advice to Silberstein in a letter written on Princeton University letterhead reads, “Your question can be answered without any schism from the E = MC2 formula”.
The letter was found in the collection of Silberstein’s personal archives that his descendants sold after his death.