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#196 - Hendrik Antoon Lorentz

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The physicist who built the foundation for Einstein’s theories

Dutch physicist (1853–1928) who shared the 1902 Nobel Prize in Physics for the discovery and theoretical explanation of the Zeeman effect. ALS in German, signed “H. A. Lorentz,” one page on a 5.5 x 3.5 postcard, Leiden [Holland], January 6, 1911. Letter to fellow physicist Paul Hertz, in full (translated): “Dear sir, with the same mail I am sending you the revision of your treatise with the request that you send it back to me as soon as possible, for there is a rush to get it printed. With kind regards and best wishes for a new year.” In very good condition, with a few heavy creases.

Nearly a decade after winning the Nobel Prize in Physics, Lorentz was busy at work publishing papers on what he called ‘Einstein's principle of relativity.’ The recipient of this letter, Paul Hertz, was also one of Einstein’s associates—he had recently shared a related essay, which Lorentz had reviewed and sent back for revision, and now hoped to get back for publication. An excellent letter connecting three extremely important physicists. RR Auction COA.

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