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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.

Online access to Einstein's Collected Papers


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The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein series now covers Einstein's life and work up to his 46th birthday. It presents, as annotated full text, 400 writings by Einstein and 3,450 letters written by and to him. An additional 2,654 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.


100 years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation will bring together scientists from Caltech, MIT and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration (LSC) this Thursday at 10:30 a.m. at the National Press Club for a status report on the effort to detect gravitational waves – or ripples in the fabric of spacetime – using the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO).

On February 4, 2016, the Association of American Publishers  conferred the 2016 AWARD FOR EXCELLENCE IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS and the 2016 AWARD FOR BEST IN PHYSICAL SCIENCES & MATHEMATICS/EPRODUCT to Princeton University Press for our Digital Edition of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.

One Hundred Years of General Relativity Celebrated at Caltech:

On February 16, 2016, the Division of the Humanities and Social Sciences and the Einstein Papers Project present an exhibition of Einstein manuscripts, calculations, letters, books, and photographs housed at the Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The exhibit runs February 16-22 in Dabney Lounge after which time it will be moved to the Einstein Papers Project. (pdf)

The opening lecture will take place February 16, 2016, 4pm in Dabney Lounge. Prof. Hanoch Gutfreund, former President of the Hebrew University, will speak on: "The Genesis of General Relativity: Documented and Visualized." The event is open to the general public.

On Thursday March 10, 2016, Prof. Jürgen Renn, Director, Max-Planck Institute for the History of Science, Berlin, will deliver the 6th Biennial Bacon Award Public Lecture on "The Genesis and Transformation of General Relativity" at 4pm in Baxter Hall, Caltech. The lecture will be the opening event of GENERAL RELATIVITY AT ONE HUNDRED: THE 6th BIENNIAL BACON CONFERENCE. 2-4-16

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