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.


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.

Published 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.


Opening of Einstein Exhibit at LA Opera

LA Opera

During dress rehearsal of Philip Glass’s opera Einstein On The Beach on 9 October 2013, the Einstein Papers Project at Caltech began presenting three installations inside the Dorothy Chandler Pavilion. The exhibitions include twelve large portraits by noted photographer H. Landshoff, intimate yet iconic images of Einstein during the years 1946-1950, taken at his last abode at 12 Mercer Street in Princeton, NJ. The photographs are one of only six printings in existence. They are usually housed in Caltech’s Board Room.

A second installation presents nine large panels that incorporate collages of original documents relating to Einstein’s three terms as a Visiting Scientists at Caltech 1930-1933, including newspaper clippings, photographs with distinguished scientists, visits to Mt. Wilson Observatory, to Palm Springs, and to the movies – with Charlie Chaplin.

A third installation documents Einstein’s love of music in a selection of archival documents, images, and texts on music and musicians.


Professor Kox Honored Upon Retirement

In September, our Senior Editor Prof. A. J. KOX gave his farewell lecture and was honored with an academic procession, congratulatory speeches, and a Festschrift upon his retirement from the University of Amsterdam, where he is now Pieter Zeeman Professor of History of Physics, Emeritus in its Institute of Physics.

Shortly thereafter, our collaborator Dr. Jeroen van Dongen was appointed Professor of History of Science as Dr. Kox's successor. Many congratulations to both! 11-27-13

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