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Nature 257, 451 - 454 (09 October 1975); doi:10.1038/257451a0

Letters from Einstein to de Sitter on the nature of the Universe

Carla Kahn & Franz Kahn*

*Address: Sterrewacht, Leiden; present address: Astronomy Department, The University, Manchester M13 9PL. UK. This article was first published in Dutch in Natuuren Techniek, May 1975.

The correspondence between Einstein and de Sitter during 1916 and 1918, recently discovered in the archives of the Sterrewacht at Leiden provides a fascinating glimpse of the thinking of the two principal progenitors of modern cosmology.

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