Volume 23: Pages 92-96, 2010
Einstein versus Lorentz and Poincaré: Open questions of credit
Jaume Giné 1
1Departament de Matemàtica, Universitat de Lleida, Av. Jaume II, 69, 25001 Lleida, Spain
In this article, we investigate accepted claims that relate to the gestation of Einstein’s corpus papers of 1905. Contrary to what is generally believed, Einstein had much interaction with the scientific community and with specific works that were co-evolving with his own ideas. At the very least, the question of credit should be revisited on several points.
Keywords: History of Science, Biographies, Albert Einstein, Hendrik A. Lorentz, Henri Poincaré, Special Relativity, Josiah W. Gibbs, William Sutherland, Louis Bachelier
Received: October 20, 2009; Accepted: December 20, 2009; Published Online: February 22, 2010