Einstein’s manuscript displayed at Shanghai expo

May 7th, 2010 - 9:44 am ICT by IANS  

Beijing, May 7 (IANS) Two pages of the original manuscript of Albert Einstein’s landmark theory of relativity are on display at the Israeli pavilion in the Shanghai World Expo.
Israeli Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz announced the display of the pages at a ceremony marking the Jewish state’s National Pavilion Day Thursday.

The two pages, selected from a total of 46, contains Einstein’s famous equation which describes the relationship between energy (E), mass (M) and the speed of light (C). The equation defines energy as the product of mass and speed of light squared.

The document represented the Jewish people’s great achievements in science and innovations, Steinitz was quoted as saying by Xinhua.

Einstein’s wife Elsa donated the 46-page manuscript to the Hebrew University during its opening in 1925, four years after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in Physics.

The minister explained the cooperation between Israel and China in the technology sector on the pattern of Einstein’s equation.

“Israel is a little country. We don’t have much E, energy of natural resources, we don’t have much M, mass production, but we have C, creativity and culture, and this is what we want to show to the Chinese people,” Steinitz said.

“China is a great nation with the advantage of E and M; we are expecting Chinese companies to notice the advantages and to put them together for future cooperation,” he added.

With the theme of “Innovation for Better Life,” the Israel pavilion consists of three zones: the Whispering Garden, the Hall of Light and the Hall of Innovations.

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