On Harnessing Solar Energy in New York Times, August 14, 1945 [Full paper. PHOTOELECTRIC EFFECT. Also includes 3 line large headline announces Japan’s surrender]
New York: The New York Times, 1945. 1st Edition. First edition of the August 14th, 1945 issue of the New York Times, complete with “Certificate of Authentication” by the Historic Newspaper Archives. The certificate is #379910; it is signed and includes the seal of the archive. Einstein’s article appears in Calaprice’s Einstein Almanac, No. 244). The certificate will accompany the paper.
Most assume that Einstein received the Nobel Prize for his theory of relativity and his famous equation, E=mc2. However it was for neither. In 1921, Einstein won the Nobel Prize for discovering the photoelectric effect in 1905. This principle states that, when sunlight shines on a metal, it emits electrons from the surface of the material. The energy from sunlight (photons) then transfers to the atoms’ electrons and knocks them loose. This discovery was so significant that it has influenced the development of many types of technology, from electron microscopes to modern solar cells as we know them today.
ALSO INCLUDED: An article by Lewis headlined: “Atoms Not Occult, Einstein Declares; Physicist Explains Nuclear and Solar Energy, but Refuses to Discuss Use in Bomb”
ALSO INCLUDED: New York Time’s announces Japan’s surrender in 3 line large headline “Japan Decides To Surrender, The Tokyo Radio Announces As We Resume Heavy Attacks”. Item #1437
CONDITION: Historic Newspaper Archives (see above) has placed the issue in archival plastic and then into an Archive snap close bag. (see photo) By any measure, this complete issue appears in very good condition.