 
Summary: physics/990503012May1999
On the Gravitational Field of a Mass Point
according to Einstein's Theory
by K. Schwarzschild
(Communicated January 13th, 1916 [see above p. 42].)
translation and foreword by
S. Antoci
and A. Loinger
Foreword. This fundamental memoir contains the ORIGINAL form of the solution of Schwarzschild's problem.
It is regular in the whole spacetime, with the only exception of the origin of the spatial coordinates; consequently,
it leaves no room for the science fiction of the black holes. (In the centuries of the decline of the Roman Empire
people said: "Graecum est, non legitur"...).
§1. In his work on the motion of the perihelion of Mercury (see Sitzungsberichte of November
18th, 1915) Mr. Einstein has posed the following problem:
Let a point move according to the prescription:
ds = 0,
where
