painting by William Rock, Chinese calligraphy by Huang Xiang
“The eclipse of May 29,1919 confirmed Einstein’s theory that the light could be bend by the gravitational force of the sun. An English expedition in the area of the eclipse have actually measured the deflexion of starlight from the sun. The data of the expedition was presented to a special joint meeting of the Royal Astronomical Society and the Royal Society of London on November 6, 1919."
(Dr. Ljubo Vujovic, Secretary General, Tesla Memorial Society of New York)
This scientific event held at the conclusion of WWI illustrates iconic realism in the media. Albert Einstein, an icon of the scientific community, received confirmation of his theory of relativity through data collected by an English expedition. The manner which this event illustrates the theory of iconic realism is the juxtaposition of a representative of Germany and England, countries at war, in a scientific conference, which led to a united elevation of human consciousness.
Ironically, twenty years later, this same peace activist urges President Roosevelt to begin research into the production of the atomic bomb as a means to bring a quick end to Nazism and WWII. And we all know the rest of that narrative.
Vujovic, Dr. Ljubo. Albert Einstein (187901955). Tesla Memorial Society of New York. http://www.teslasociety.com/einstein.htm