Einstein Tower
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Astrophysics Institute for observing and computing spectroanalytic phenomena to prove Albert Einstein’s Theory of Relativity. It was built in 1920–1921 on the Telegraphenberg in Potsdam to plans by the architect Erich Mendelsohn (1887–1953). The Einstein Tower is Mendelsohn’s metaphorical implementation of Einstein’s theory and is considered the most significant example of organic architecture in German Expressionism.

1. Einstein’s Prague theory

In 1911, Alber…

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Stephan, Regina, “Einstein Tower”, in: Encyclopedia of Jewish History and Culture Online, Original German Language Edition: Enzyklopädie Jüdischer Geschichte und Kultur. Im Auftrag der Sächsischen Akademie der Wissenschaften zu Leipzig herausgegeben von Dan Diner. © J.B. Metzler, Stuttgart/Springer-Verlag GmbH Deutschland 2011–2017.. Consulted online on 25 June 2018 <http://dx.doi.org/10.1163/2468-8894_ejhc_COM_0195>
First published online: 2017
First print edition: 20180401



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