In two weeks, Jersey Stamps will issue a commemorative stamp featuring German-born theoretical physicist Albert Einstein and marking the opening of the eight-day, once-in-a-decade World Stamp Show, which runs May 28-June 4 in New York City.
These £2 stamps were printed using offset lithography with silver metallic ink and feature a chalk-like image of Einstein, who submitted his paper The Foundation of the General Theory of Relativity in March 1916.
It was published two months later, 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. It was considered one of the highlights of 20th century physics, introducing the concept of gravity being described in geometrical terms, such as the curvature of space-time. Einstein’s 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.
The embodiment of genius, eccentricity and free-thinking, 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 symbolizing the power of intellectual exploration and inspiration to millions.