Einstein quantum physics letter selling with $1,000 minimum bid

A signed letter in which Albert Einstein discusses quantum physics has been given a minimum bid of $1,000 in an online auction that closes on February 28.

Einstein quantum physics letter
Written in 1938, the letter should see strong bids due to its references to the emerging quantum theory

The 1938 letter sees Einstein rejecting his "honourable colleague" Dr Stromberg's request for Einstein to write a forward for his book. In doing so, he refers to quantum theory as "fundamentally opposed to modern science" and talks of a "tendency toward a mystical view, which is being publicised in popular scientific literature."

The lot will be sold complete with a selection of ephemera that relates to the pair's correspondence as well as photographs of Einstein.

PFC Auctions is currently offering a remarkable series of correspondence between Einstein and the respected socialist philosopher Corliss Lamont, each of which has a minimum bid of just £100 and offers insight into the genius' social and political awareness.

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