California Institute of Technology
Einstein Papers Project


Albert Einstein (1879–1955), one of the foremost scientists and public figures of the 20th century, revolutionized our views of time and space, matter and light, gravitation and the universe.

The Einstein Papers Project is engaged in one of the most ambitious scholarly publishing ventures undertaken in the history of science. The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein provides the first complete picture of Einstein’s massive written legacy.


Published Volumes

Open Access Online: Digital Einstein Papers

Printed Volumes

The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein series now covers Einstein's life and work up to his 44th birthday. It presents, as annotated full text, 319 writings by Einstein and 3,000 letters written by and to him. An additional 2,063 documents appear in abstract.

Einstein Archives Online

A unique resource: You can access our database of 80,000 records of all known Einstein manuscripts and correspondence and also search the full text of 2,000 digitized items.



Recent Interview

The Digital Einstein Papers continues to captivate attention; here is a recent interview about the project with the Einstein Papers Project's Ze'ev Rosenkranz on Arise America.



International Attention for Digital Einstein

AE with quote

We are thrilled by the excitement generated by our Digital Einstein Papers. Here are selected links to some of the numerous articles written about the newly launched site:

Thousands of Einstein Documents Are Now a Click Away by Dennis Overbye in the New York Times.

What Could Be Lost as Einstein's Papers Go Online by Walter Isaacson in The Wall Street Journal.

Einsteins Netzwerke in the Frankfurter Allgemeine Sonntagszeitung by Jürgen Renn is in the following file. [PDF FAS article] 12-10-14

News Archive