Jersey Post issued Six stamps and a Miniature Sheet commemorating 100 years since Albert Einstein theory of general relativity was published.
The stamps features iconic photographs of Einstein with background detail alluding to aspects of his work and the Miniature Sheet has been designed with a chalk portrait of the scientist with one of his well-known playful facial expressions.
A special version of the Miniature Sheet, and associated products, overprinted with the show logo from the forthcoming New York World Stamp Show will be available from 28 May 2016.
Also check similar stamps issued by The Croatian Post Ltd. Mostar celebrating 100 years of Albert Einstein theory.
Albert Einstein theory of general relativity
Albert Einstein, the German-born theoretical physicist, revolutionised physics by introducing the concept that the force of gravity can in fact be described in geometrical terms as the curvature of space-time.
Albert Einstein theory of general relativity, built upon his previously published theory of special relativity, explains the motion of galaxies, the physics of black holes and the bending of light from distant stars and galaxies.
Considered to be one of the towering achievements of 20th century physics, Einstein submitted his paper The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity on March 20, 1916.
It was published on May 11, 1916 giving a full overview of the final version of the general theory of relativity after its latest revisions as published in four papers during November 1915.
The embodiment of genius, eccentricity and free-thinking, Albert Einstein continues to inspire scientists, philosophers and students around the world.
With a colossal impact on science and technology of the 20th and 21st centuries, he remains an icon symbolising the power of intellectual exploration and inspiration to millions.
Melanie Gouzinis, Jersey Post’s Head of Philatelic explains: “Einstein is the embodiment of genius, eccentricity and free-thinking and has had a colossal impact on science and technology of the 20th and 21st centuries. It is so exciting to think that 100 years since he published his paper, as we have seen in the news recently with the proof of the existence of gravitational waves, he continues to inspire scientists, philosophers and students around the world.”
The stamps have been designed by Hat-Trick Design (London) Ltd, featuring iconic photographs of Einstein with background detail alluding to aspects of his work.
As a nod to the association of Einstein with blackboard-written equations, the Miniature Sheet has been designed with a chalk portrait of the scientist with one of his well-known playful facial expressions.
Gareth Howatt, Creative Director at Hat-Trick, added: “Einstein has often been shown working on a blackboard, so we thought it would be interesting to take it one stage further and combine his portrait with some of his theories on one surface.”
Title: 100 years since Albert Einstein theory of general relativity
Date of Issue: 11 May 2016
Denominations: 48, 60, 66, 76, 88, £1, £2
Source: Jersey Stamps