Project Einstein


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Screenshot of the new website dedicated to the genius Albert Einstein.

This week, the newest project by the Hebrew University at Jerusalem was launched to the Internet. Their work, dedicated to one of the greatest scientists of the 20th Century, Albert Einstein, contained many pieces of his written work and included some personal documents.

As director of the University, Menajem Ben Sasson said, this project shows a more human face of the scientists, and tries to get more people to know about his knowledge. The workers of the university have tried to accomplish this by publishing many of his personal letters, including one to Azmi El-Nashashibi, the editor of ‘El Falastin’, in which the laureate presents his ideas of how to solve the Jew and Arabic conflict, and other passionate letters to Einstein’s lovers.

For those of you who prefer to read it in paper, don’t worry, a paper edition is going to be released at the end of 2012, in a project in which the University of Princeton and the Einstein Paper Projects (EEP), from the University of California, take a great part.

Many other important figures have taken part in this work, as english philanthropist Leonard Polonsky or CEO John Gutfreund.

The website, which you can visit at www.alberteinstein.info, contains near 81,000 pages (and the number continues rising) with a collection of all the documents the physicist has written or read, organized with topics as relativity theory, Hebrew University, private life, etc.

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