Did you ever wonder what's on the other side of Albert Einstein's 1921 Nobel Prize medal?
Here it is, just in time for Weekend Reflections.
It shows the Genius of Science revealing Nature, in the form of the goddess Isis.
She is emerging from the clouds holding a cornucopia.
Surrounding the image are the Latin words for "Inventions enhance life which is beautified by art."
The diploma that was awarded along with his medal acknowledges Einstein's contribution to theoretical physics.
For its translation and for clear images of the medal and the diploma, please see this page from the Hebrew University's Einstein Archives Online.
"Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity was, at that time, still
controversial and members of the Swedish Academy avoided the issue by
granting him the prize for his groundbreaking contribution to the
understanding of the Photoelectric Effect. Some of them did support
General Relativity, but a mere eclipse was not enough proof for all
committee members to risk their reputations on Einstein’s new theory." (source)
These items (replicas, I assume) are currently exhibited in the ground floor corridor of the Hebrew University Medical School which is at Hadassah Ein Kerem campus.
The Nobel Prize display cases are between the med school and the hospital.
Maybe they are meant to give inspiration to the hard-working med students as they rush by.
P.S. I'll add an interesting story in the comments section.