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Einstein letter fearing German anti-Semitism sells for $32,000

JERUSALEM: A 1922 letter in which Albert Einstein confided his fears of the rise of anti-Semitism in Germany, more than a decade before the Nazis took power, sold at an Israeli auction on Tuesday for $32,000. “Here are brewing economically and politically dark times, so I’m happy to be able to get away from everything,” wrote the 43-year-old physicist to his sister, Maria, after leaving Berlin for a location that goes unmentioned in the letter. Einstein, who went on to win the Nobel Prize three months later, had…

Einstein’s ‘God letter’ to go on sale for $1 million

BERLIN: A handwritten letter from Albert Einstein about his thoughts on God, religion and his search for meaning is to go on sale in New York, valued at up to $1.5 million, Christie's said Wednesday. Written a year before the legendary physicist died in 1955, his name synonymous with genius, Einstein writes in German from Princeton, New Jersey to German philosopher Eric Gutkind. "The word God is for me nothing but the expression and product of human weaknesses, the Bible a collection of venerable but still rather…

Einstein letter fetches $100,000 at Jerusalem auction

JERUSALEM: A letter penned by legendary physicist Albert Einstein discussing one of his groundbreaking theories sold in Jerusalem Tuesday for over $100,000 as part of trove of documents that went under the hammer. The handwritten missive, sent in 1928 by Einstein from Berlin to a mathematician about the formalisation of the "Third Stage of the Theory of Relativity", was snapped up by an anonymous buyer for $103,700 (83,600 euros). The letter was written during one of the "most exciting, feverish periods of Einstein's…

Einstein theory of happy living emerges in Tokyo note

JERUSALEM: A note that Albert Einstein gave to a courier in Tokyo, briefly describing his theory on happy living, has surfaced after 95 years and is up for auction in Jerusalem. The year was 1922, and the German-born physicist, most famous for his theory of relativity, was on a lecture tour in Japan. He had recently been informed that he was to receive the Nobel Prize for physics, and his fame outside of scientific circles was growing. A Japanese courier arrived at the Imperial Hotel in Tokyo to deliver Einstein a…

Now you can have your personal genius – Professor Einstein

“This important thing is to not stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing.” – Albert Einstein.   According to Albert Einstein, the sky’s the limit when imagination and knowledge are paired together.However, now you can learn science through the whimsical and knowledgeable eyes of your own personal genius—Professor Einstein. Professor Einstein is the first fully automated, 14.5-inch Einstein robot with full facial expressions that can interact dynamically with you and iPad or Android tablet to teach…

Letters show Einstein’s marriage formula was off beam

LONDON: Albert Einstein may have been a genius when it came to the world of physics -- but the magic formula for marriage eluded him, according to letters up for auction at Christie's. The man behind the theory of relativity was on less solid ground when it came to relationships, according to a series of letters to his lifelong friend and collaborator Michele Besso. "What I admired most in him as a man was the manner in which he managed to live for so long peacefully but also durably with a spouse --  an enterprise in…

‘Genius’ TV series shows drama of Albert Einstein’s life

NEW YORK: Philosopher, humanitarian and physicist Albert Einstein is the subject of new TV series "Genius," which delves into the drama and passion of the man who developed the theory of relativity and helped initiate the U.S. effort to build an atomic bomb. Executive producer Ron Howard told reporters at the TV show's launch at the Tribeca Film Festival that he had always been fascinated by Einstein. "But I never realized how many twists and turns and, you know, there were in his life, and how much drama there was,"…