Reference numberM/270
TitleUNESCO Albert Einstein medal
DescriptionPortrait medal. Obverse: portrail of Einstein in his later years, wearing a tie and collar. Reverse: Silhouette of Einstein's head surrounded by equations relating to his key contributions to physics, and his signature. Commissioned as a commemorative medal by UNESCO in 1979, and designed by French engraver Max Leognany.
InscriptionContentObverse: '. 1879 ALBERT EINSTEIN 1955 . UNESCO 1979'
Reverse: 'A. Einstein', with equations relating to mass-energy equivalence, the photoelectric effect, and the general theory of relativity.
Access statusOpen
Administrative historyUNESCO confers the medal (in gold, silver, and bronze) on outstanding figures who have made a major contribution to science and international cooperation.
ProvenanceTransferred to the archive by International Affairs department in December 2019.
URL descriptionUNESCO commemorative medals page
Fellows associated with this archive
NA8213Einstein; Albert (1879 - 1955); theoretical physicist1879 - 1955
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