Einstein Blackboard No.2, 1931
|Inventory Number:|| 11714|
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|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.
|Provenance:||Presented by Sir Francis Wylie in 1931.|
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