Albert Einstein archives get new home at Hebrew University

Hebrew University has built an ode to Albert Einstein, the German-born theoretical physicist who developed the theory of relativity — his own house on the university campus that holds the Nobel Prize winner’s archives, writes Jessica Steinberg for The Times of Israel.

On Tuesday 13 June, President Isaac Herzog, Hebrew University president Asher Cohen, Jerusalem Mayor Moshe Leon and philanthropist Jose Mugrabi laid the cornerstone for Einstein House, adjacent to Hebrew University’s Givat Ram campus in Jerusalem.

Einstein bequeathed all his writings and intellectual property to Hebrew University before he died in 1955. The archives reached Hebrew University in 1982, and now include more than 82,000 items. The distinctively shaped Einstein House, designed by the world-renowned architect Daniel Libeskind as a cube twisted on a vertical axis, will highlight the impact of Einstein’s discoveries, his involvement in humanitarian and civil rights issues, and his deep commitment to Hebrew University, Israel and the global Jewish community.
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