Koenigsberg (Sep. 6)
International scientists day here was opened by the most famous scientists from all parts of the world with the celebration of the 80th birthday of Prof. Eugene Goldstein, eminent physicist and discoverer of the canal rays and other electro-physical phenomena. Dr. Goldstein spent much of his life in poverty, utilizing his scanty income to finance his experiment which led to the discovery of the canal rays.
During the reign of Wilhelm II, Dr. Goldstein was never able to obtain a government position because he consistently refused to be baptized. The scientists gathered here all paid homage to Professor Goldstein’s jubilee and their addresses praised his scientific achievements.