Karl reMarks: Qatar launches ambitious Nobel Prize programme, acquires Einstein for $10mn – satire

The small, oil-and-gas rich, state of Qatar has concluded a $10mn deal to acquire the legacy of Albert Einstein in a bid to increase its number of Nobel Prize laureates.

The deal is the first step of a an ambitious programme to increase Qatar’s historic contributions to science and will be followed by further deals to acquire Pierre and Marie Curie, Guglielmo Marconi, Max Planck, Enrico Fermi and many others.

Under the terms of the deal arrived at with Mr Einstein’s heirs, the late scientist will be granted Qatari citizenship posthumously and will be referred to as ‘the German-American-Qatari scientist’.

Qatar will acquire the right to use the image of the scientist, known for his theory of relativity and iconic hairstyle, and promote him as one of the leading Qatari scientists…

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  • Maggat

    Ya know, that’s probably to to far off the mark. LOL

  • Raymond Hietapakka

    They should offer citizenship to Jean Beliveau. Qatar could be the home of many sports greats.

  • Xavier

    Erdogan will try to outbid them.

    • Frau Katze

      Qatar has more spare cash.

  • chayisun

    I’m wondering if they will honour Porky Pig and Monty Python? I mean, they have contributed as much to science as any muslim.