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Einstein Blackboard No.2, 1931

Inventory Number: 11714
Object Type:
Persons: Albert Einstein
Date Created: 1931
Accession Number: 1931-36
Brief Description: In 1931 the Museum received from the Warden of Rhodes House "Two blackboards used by Professor Einstein when lecturing at Oxford" (1931 Annual Report). One of these is the famous Einstein blackboard (see inventory number 44725), one of the Museum's most popular exhibits. The other suffered a more ignoble fate, being accidentally wiped by a cleaner, and is kept in the Museum's store, a reminder of what a difference a small amount of chalk can make.

The blackboard is framed and both sides have been repeatedly used and partially wiped. One side is miscellaneous with various diagrams, part formulae and scribbles; the other principally retains text and structures of the tautomeric forms of benzotriazole, though older material is also visible.
Primary Inscriptions:
Provenance: Presented by Sir Francis Wylie in 1931.
Collection Group:
Height Width Depth Diameter Unit
910 1220 20 mm

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