Einstein's original manuscript displayed at Israel Pavilion of World Expo

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Two pages of the original manuscript of Albert Einstein's General Theory of Relativity were put up on display Thursday afternoon in the Israel Pavilion of the 2010 World Expo in Shanghai.

Visiting Israeli Minister of Finance Yuval Steinitz announced the display of the pages at a ceremony marking the Jewish state's National Pavilion Day on Thursday.

The document represented the Jewish people's great achievements in science and innovations, Steinitz said.

The two pages, selected from a total of 46, contains Einstein's famous equation E=MC2 (squared) which describes the relationship between energy (E), mass (M) and the speed of light (C).

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

Other exhibits displayed in the pavilion include a capsule containing a mini-camera that can be swallowed for internal medical checks before being discharged naturally, giving no pain to the patient.

During the ceremony, a set of commemorative stamps named "Israeli Innovations That Changed the World" was unveiled, featuring three Israeli innovations in the fields of agriculture, high technology and medicine.

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.

Source: Xinhua


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