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Einstein notes with sketches of relativity theory sold in Paris auction for $13 mln 

The Tribune | 24/11/2021 12:45 PM | Click to read full article

A manuscript co-authored by Albert Einstein, offering a rare insight into the legendary physicist's thinking leading up to his general theory of relativity, was sold in an auction on Tuesday for 11.7 million euros.

Auction house Christie's had estimated the value of the manuscript at between 2 million and 3 million euros. They had been kept in the custody of the Swiss physicist Michele Besso, a close friend and academic partner of Einstein's, who co-authored the work between 1913 and 1914.