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Einstein Submits New Treatise to Prussian Academy

May 13, 1929
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While Prof. Albert Einstein was secluded in his study, a cable despatched to him by Prof. Irwin Freundlich, head of the German expedition in Sumatra, informed him that the final test of his theory of relativity, made during the eclipse in the South Sea region by five scientific expeditions on Thursday, May 9, was successful and provided an exact scientific method to confirm or disprove Einstein’s contention of the deviation of star rays.

Although the relativity theory was tested several times before, the successful observations at Sumatra during the sun’s eclipse constitutes enhanced confirmation of the theory, Prof. Freundlich stated.

A new treatise further supplementing his New Field Theory, was submitted by Prof. Einstein to the Prussian Academy of Science.

A new development in the incidents which accompanied the decision of the Berlin City Council to present the scientist with a gift on the occasion of his fiftieth birthday was seen when Prof. Einstein informed the Mayor that in order to end the unpleasant disputes among the members of the Council, he declines to accept the gift.

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