At present, the only known Einstein manuscript that records the origin of general relativity, finally won the bid for 11.7 million euros (about 360 million Taiwan dollars), a record price. (Reuters)
[Financial Channel/Comprehensive Report]]The theory of relativity put forward by Nobel physicist laureate Albert Einstein has a profound impact on future generations. A 54-page manuscript written by Einstein and his friend Michele Besso between June 1913 and early 1914. It was recently sold at Christie’s auction in Paris for 11.7 million euros (about 360 million Taiwan dollars). The final price of the auction. It is reported that the collector who won the manuscript of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity this time is Hong Kong rich Li Ka-shing.
According to comprehensive media reports, since Einstein’s death in 1955, there are currently only two manuscripts of the theory of relativity written by him, one of which is currently in the Einstein Archives of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem; and the other is a 54-page manuscript. At the Christie’s auction held in Paris on the 23rd of this month, it was sold at a price of 11.7 million euros, which was four times more than the pre-auction estimate and the highest price among Einstein’s works.
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The auction did not disclose who won the bid, but a person familiar with the matter said that the collector who won the manuscript of Einstein’s theory of relativity this time is Hong Kong rich Li Ka-shing. Some Chinese media pointed out that there are traces of Li Ka-shing’s love for Einstein. For example, Li Ka-shing quoted Einstein’s famous words in many speeches.
In response to the above news, the Li Ka-shing Foundation stated that it would not comment on Li Ka-shing’s personal affairs.
The manuscript of Einstein’s Theory of Relativity was auctioned for 11.7 million euros, and the buyer was rumored to be Li Ka-shing. (AFP)
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