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Albert Einstein Archives

maria_sosa Posted by maria_sosa in All About Science on Mar 22, 2012 4:54:18 PM

Recently we told you about Cambridge University Library making Sir Issaac Newton's papers available online.  Now, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has launched a new online resource containing a complete catalog of more than 80,000 documents in the University's Albert Einstein Archives.


The Einstein Archives Online Website provides the first online access to Albert Einstein's scientific and non-scientific manuscripts held by the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, constituting the material record of one of the most influential intellects in the modern era. It also enables access to the Einstein Archive Database, a comprehensive source of information on all items in the Albert Einstein Archives.


A good way to preview the variety and flavor of the items in the collection is to browse the gallery section.  There you can view copies of manuscripts and lecture notes handwritten by Einstein as well as personal memorabilia such as his high school graduation certificate. (You can also find a lovely selection of images of Albert Einstein and his family in Genius: A Photobiography of Albert Einstein, by Marfe Ferguson Delano.)


Princeton University Press and the Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology have collaborated with the Hebrew University in this long-term project to publish The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. Thanks to the these two institutions' ongoing participation, the enhanced website makes it possible to link each document to its printed and annotated version as it appears in the ''Collected Papers,'' and to its English translation, (since most of Einstein's papers were originally written in German).


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