Lot 1024: Marshak, Robert



2015-09-16 14:12:03

Lot 1024: Marshak Robert: (1916-1992) American Physicist Who Discovered Many Of The Fusion Aspects Involved In Star Formation, Which Helped Him In His Work For The Manhattan Project During World War Ii. A Good Autograph Statement Signed, R . E. Marshak, One Page, 4To, N.P. (Annotated Paris), N.D. (Annotated 15Th December 1953). Marshak Writes His Answers To Three Questions Relating To Albert Einstein, In Part, '1. Einstein Has Made Deeply Original Contributions To Many Branches Of Physics….Capped By His Two Most Spectacular Contributions - The Special And General Theories Of Relativity. The Special Theory Of Relativity Is Now Accepted As A Cornerstone Of Modern Physics, The General Theory Appears To Contain Many Elements Of Truth Altho In My Humble Opinion I Would Not Regard It As Completely Proved. The More Recent Unified Field Theories At Present Seem To Have A More Speculative Status. 2. No Strong Influence Since The Chief Direction Of My Modest Endeavours Has Been In Quantum Theory In Which Field Einstein Has Taken A Rather Negative Attitude. Like Most Young Scientists, I Owe Much More To Bohr Than To Einstein In My Own Work. However, Einstein'S Critical Attitude Has Made Us More Cautious. Einstein Has Served As An Inspiration Always Both As A Man And In His Scientific Attitudes. 3. I Regard Him As The Greatest Physicist Of The 20Th Century Thus Far - Comparable To Newton - And As One Whose Name Will Endure Through The Ages'. Signed At The Conclusion. Neatly Annotated At The Head In An Unidentified Hand With The Questions Marshak Answers, Including What Place He Assigns To Einstein In Modern Science, What Influence He Has Had On Marshak'S Work And What Place Einstein Occupies In The History Of World Science? Vg. Albert Einstein (1879-1955) German-Born Theoretical Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner For Physics, 1921. Niels Bohr (1885-1962) Danish Physicist, Nobel Prize Winner For Physics, 1922. Isaac Newton (1642-1726/7) English Physicist & Mathematician. International Autograph Auctions' Autograph Auction October 2015 Saturday, 3rd October 2015 Estimate: £200-300
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