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Albert Einstein's archive to go online

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Updated: March 15, 2011, 10:34 AM IST
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Albert Einstein's archive to go online
The archive holds more than 80,000 documents of the scientist.

Jerusalem: The archive of Albert Einstein will be digitised and made accessible online within a year, the Hebrew University of Jerusalem said on Monday.

Einstein, who died in 1955, bequeathed his papers to the university, which he co-founded. The archive holds more than 80,000 documents of the Jewish, German-born scientist regarded as the father of modern physics.

"It is the most important collection of his papers and an important collection for 20th century history," said Roni Grosz, Hebrew University's director of the Albert Einstein Archive.

The university said the collection, which includes research notebooks, correspondence with colleagues and friends and papers Einstein wrote on science, philosophy and politics, would be available on a public website it is setting up.

First Published: March 15, 2011, 10:34 AM IST
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