ISRAEL: Einstein's relativity manuscript goes on display

The original manuscript of Albert Einstein's groundbreaking theory of relativity, which helps explain everything from black holes to the Big Bang, went on display last weekend in its entirety for the first time, writes Karoun Demirjian for Associated Press.

Einstein's 46-page handwritten explanation of his general theory of relativity, in which he demonstrates an expanding universe and shows how gravity can bend space and time, is being shown at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem as part the scholarly association's 50th anniversary celebration. "We wanted something unique that would have global significance, and fortunately we could have access to a manuscript that has never been seen in its entirety before," said the academy's president Menahem Yaari.

Einstein was one of the founders of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. He contributed the manuscript to the university when it was founded in 1925, four years after he was awarded the Nobel Prize in physics. His will bequeathed the rest of his papers to the university upon his death in 1955. The university is lending the manuscript to the academy for the anniversary celebration.
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