Israel university upgrades Einstein archive

Mar 19, 2012
The signature of Albert Einstein is seen on a letter displayed with other documents during a press conference at the Israeli Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday launched an updated version of its online Einstein Archives website, providing access to more than 80,000 documents connected to the seminal physicist.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem on Monday launched an updated version of its online Einstein Archives website, providing access to more than 80,000 documents connected to the seminal physicist.

One of the founders of the Hebrew University, bequeathed all his writings and intellectual heritage to the institution.

The new website will enable the public to access 40,000 documents sourced from Einstein's personal papers, and over 30,000 additional Einstein and Einstein-related items discovered since the 1980s, Hebrew University said.

Among the new available through the website are Einstein's 1930 letter to the editor of the newspaper Falastin, on the Jewish-Arab conflict, a postcard to his sick mother, and a letter from a young mistress.

The archive can be accessed on alberteinstein.info

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Kinedryl
1 / 5 (2) Mar 20, 2012
I've no problem with archiving of original works of significant scientists, but the Einsteinian cult gets the religious traits too often. Why we cannot get the original manuscripts of Schrodinger (the founder of quantum mechanics) or Paul Dirac, for example?

Bonus: Where will Einstein fail? Lessons for gravity and cosmology
OscarGonzalez
5 / 5 (2) Mar 20, 2012
@Kinedryl, I agree. I think a lot of those other people's documents, journals & notes should be released as well, but I have no idea what you're talking about the Einsteinian cult. Cheers!

As for the article, I think this is great. One more step in sharing information so that others may learn and eventually connect all the dots. The more people look at information, the more discoveries we can make.
Kinedryl
1 / 5 (2) Mar 20, 2012
what you're talking about the Einsteinian cult
Because this is the way, in which the Einstein's heritage is handled often. http://www.bargai...eum1.jpg
Estevan57
1.9 / 5 (22) Mar 20, 2012
Perhaps Schrodinger and Durac should have founded a University, and left all their writings, etc. to it.

"One of the founders of the Hebrew University, Albert Einstein bequeathed all his writings and intellectual heritage to the institution."

Einstein cult, get real.
bewertow
5 / 5 (1) Mar 21, 2012
Einstein was definitely one of the greatest scientists of his time, and he deserves the respect he gets.

Sure, other scientists also deserve recognition, but honouring Einstein doesn't take away anything from the other brilliant minds of his time.