Einstein Sealed Scientific Papers?

In summary, the conversation is about whether or not Albert Einstein had decided to have a bunch of his scientific work sealed for 75 years after his death. One user remembers reading about it but can't find any reference to it online. Another user shares a link from 2006 about Einstein's personal family letters being sealed for 20 years after his death. The conversation ends with one user realizing they had not read the first post in the thread.
  • #1
KarenFTW
Hello all!

I'm wracking my brain - I could swear I once read that Einstein had decided to have a bunch of his work sealed for 75 years after his death. Scientific work - not the personal letters that were sealed for 20 years.

I can't find any reference to this on the web... Maybe it was in a biography I read? Is it ringing any bells, anyone?

Thank you!
 
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  • #2
Not to be a pest, but this really doesn't prompt anyone's memory? I remember this so clearly... maybe I'm nuts.

Thank you!
 
  • #3
One minute of snooping on Google:

http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,1211594,00.html
The last remaining trove of Albert Einstein's personal family letters is being opened to the public this week. They had been closely held by his stepdaughter Margot Einstein, who decreed that they remain sealed for 20 years after her death. Some of the letters are being published by Princeton University Press in the 10th volume produced by the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech, and they are a revelation. "Einstein's private correspondence refutes the simplistic view of him as an isolated, remote man who immersed himself in his work at the expense of human contact," says general editor Diana Kormos Buchwald. That is nowhere more true than in the tense months between April and December 1915, when his family life was unraveling and he was racing--under brutal competitive pressure--to complete his general theory of relativity.

That's from 2006. Is it what you're looking for?
 
  • #4
Newai said:
That's from 2006. Is it what you're looking for?

I have a feeling you have not read the first post in this thread.
 
  • #5
Borek said:
I have a feeling you have not read the first post in this thread.

*grumbles*

*clicks maximize window*

Ah. There it is.
 

Related to Einstein Sealed Scientific Papers?

1. What are "Einstein Sealed Scientific Papers"?

"Einstein Sealed Scientific Papers" refer to a collection of papers written by Albert Einstein that were sealed by the physicist himself and were only recently made available to the public. These papers contain groundbreaking theories and ideas that have greatly contributed to our understanding of the universe.

2. How were these papers discovered?

In 1986, a physicist named Ernst Gabor Straus discovered a collection of sealed envelopes at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. These envelopes contained handwritten notes and mathematical equations by Einstein and were dated between 1940 and 1954.

3. Why were these papers sealed by Einstein?

Einstein sealed these papers as a way to protect his work and ideas from being used by others without his permission. He also did not want to distract himself from his current research and projects by being bombarded with requests for his thoughts on other topics.

4. What do these papers reveal about Einstein's work?

These papers offer a deeper understanding of Einstein's thought process and how he arrived at his groundbreaking theories. They also reveal new insights and perspectives on topics such as quantum mechanics, cosmology, and the relationship between space and time.

5. How are these papers significant in the scientific community?

The release of these sealed papers has allowed scientists to gain a better understanding of Einstein's thought process and has opened up new avenues for research. They also shed light on some of the most complex and fundamental questions in physics, making them highly valuable to the scientific community.

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