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eine völlige Umwälzung unserer Naturbetrachtung bedeuten
und den Erkenntnissen eines Kopernikus, Kepler und New-
ton gleichwertig sind.” [80 236.1].
1-page ALS from Alfred Wolfer in Zurich. Requests opin-
ions on August-Leonhard Bernoulli and Emile Briner, can-
didates for an extraordinary professorship in physical
chemistry at the University of Zurich. For details on candi-
dates, see Docs. 214 and 223. Provenance: IsJHU. [45 342].
middle of December 2-page ALS from Rudolf Seeliger in Greifswald. Asks
KWIP for 1,500–2,000 M for an air pump to continue
research on light emission excited by electron impact. Prov-
enance: GyBP, I. Abt., Rep. 34, Nr. 10, Mappe Seeliger.
December 16 Under the auspices of the Bund “Neues Vaterland,” delivers
a speech in honor of Paul Colin (Vol. 7, Doc. 27).
December 17 1-page TLC to Teubner publishing house. Asks whether the
new edition Das Relativitätsprinzip (Lorentz et al. 1920) has
been printed, because Barth publishing house gave belated
permission for the reprinting of Einstein 1916f (see entry of
12 December), which could be added to the collection of
papers in it. Provenance: IsJHU. [41 1086].
1-page ALS from Mendelssohn & Co. Adolf Pitsch has col-
lected 9,700 M from his colleagues and deposited it in the
account of the Einstein Donation Fund. Provenance: IsJHU.
1-page TLS from Max Rubner. In his decree of 9 December,
Carl H. Becker approved the raise of Einstein’s salary from
12,000 to 18,000 M retroactively as of October 1. Prove-
nance: IsJHU [43 011], and ADftS, GyBAW, II–III, vol. 38,
Bl. 34, recto. [79 282].
Takes part in a meeting of board of directors of DPG on
reorganizing the publications of the DPG. Proposes a per-
sonal discussion with the publisher on 28 December 1919.
Provenance: Max Planck to Arnold Sommerfeld, 18 Decem-
ber 1919, and Wilhelm Westphal to Arnold Sommerfeld,
20 December 1919, both GyMDM, Archiv NL 89, 018,
Mappe 3,7. [86 016].
December 18 Interview in Berlin with Kurt Joël: Einstein’s current read-
ing material is Spengler 1918. Comments on the fact that