30 September 2015

Centenary of publication of Einstein‘s theory of relativity





Here is a recent stamp from Monaco featuring Einstein with an extraordinary design. The equations of his work could be seen in the background.

Einstein is the person who amazes not only scientists but also the ordinary people from different countries. Philatelists and stamp collectors are looking stamps that commemorate this great genius too. This year Postal Authorities celebrate the centenary of publication of Einstein‘s works on general relativity, and Monaco Post is not an exception.

In 1915, Einstein published his theory on gravitation, known as general relativity, which superseded Newton’s theory. However, despite convincing experimental confirmation, the theory of general relativity had to spend a period in the wilderness: it was only in 1960 that scientists recognized the true significance of the theory and grasped the revolutionary developments it represented.

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