Albert Einstein’s Teacher was the Great Greek Konstantinos Karatheodoris



    We all know about Albert Einstein, the founder of the theory of relativity but how about the person who taught him and showed him the way to a bright scientific journey which would change the world? That was his teacher, Konstantinos Karathodoris. During one of his last pubic appearance Albert Einstein said, “You ask me to answer to all sorts of questions, but noone has ever wanted to know who was my teacher, who showed me the way to the higher mathematical science, thought and research. I simply say that my teacher was the unrivalled Greek Konstantinos Karatheodoris, to who we owe everything…” Indeed, it was a Greek from Thrace. He has not only been in touch with Einstein but has also hepled him to complete the theory of relativity. The world’s mathematical community acknowledges the  major offering and contrubution of  “Kara” , as they name him when it comes to the research of higher mathematics. He started his studies at the age of 27 and until the last days of his life he kept writing critics and scientific studies. His cooperation and communication with Einstein  for the theory of relativity is imprinted in the letters they exchanged, which know are  exhibited in the museum “Karatheodoris ” in Komotini. Below is an excerpt:

    “I consider your derivative as excellent.. at first I was misleaded by a slight error in  the second page. But know, I understand everything. You should publish the theory in this form in Αnnalen der Physik since physicists know  nothing on this subject, neighter do I. […] If you would  like to unfold regular transformations, I would be  a concious and grateful listener. If you could also solve the problem of closed timelines, then I would kneel to you. […]  A. Einstein”


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