First offprint of a pioneering paper by Einstein on the Bose-Einstein condensate, 1925


Albert EINSTEIN: ZUR QUANTENTHEORIE DES IDEALEN GASES. [Sonderabdruck [Offprint]). Berlin: 1925.

Albert EINSTEIN: QUANTENTHEORIE DES IDEALEN GASES. [Quantum theory of Ideal Gases.] Sitzungsberichte der Preussischen Akademie der Wissenschaften, III (1925). Sitzung der physikalisch-mathematischen Klasse vom 29. Januar. Sonderabdruck [Offprint]). Berlin: Verlag der Akademie der Wissenschaften (in commission at Georg Reimer [Reichsdruckerei]), 5th March 1925.

Imperial 8vo (25,4:18,2 cm). 8 pages, numbered 18-25. Letterpress on machine paper, in original publisher’s brochure on orange stock with black title printing.

First offprint in the original wrappers, of this pioneering paper by Einstein, where he for the first time predicted the Bose-Einstein condensate based on the findings of indian physicist Satyendra Nath Bose.

Content: The conclusions of Einstein were empirically proofed as late as in 1995, for which the scholars E. Cornell, C. Wiemann and W. Ketterle were awarded the Nobel prize for Physics in 2001.

Condition: Mint.

Rarity: ABPC (1973ff.), Drouot Digital, LotSearch and JAP (1950ff.) records only 2 copies of this edition at auction (2012, 2004).

Reference: Schilpp-Shields 195; Weil 145.