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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.


Published Volumes

Online / On Paper

With the publication of its most recent Volume 16, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein series now covers Einstein's life and work up to his 50th birthday. It presents, as annotated full text, 600 writings by Einstein and 4,000 letters written by and to him. An additional 4,500 documents appear in abstract.

Einstein Archives Online

A unique resource: You can access our database of 90,000+ records of all known Einstein manuscripts and correspondence and also search the full text of 2,000 digitized items.

While the Archives updates their site, this link provides temporary access to the database.



Book Cover: Einstein's South American Travel Diary

EPP Senior Editor, Ze'ev Rosenkranz's latest book came out this week. The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: South America, 1925 expands upon research Rosenkranz completed for CPAE Volume 14, in which the diary was first published. On Foreword Reviews Meg Nola describes Rosenkranz's "faceted glimpse of Einstein" as "intimate and captivating." Rosenkranz's current book follows his 2018 work which covered another of Einstein's voyages, The Travel Diaries of Albert Einstein: The Far East, Palestine, and Spain, 1922–1923.

The latest book, pictured at left, "features stunning facsimiles of the diary’s pages accompanied by an English translation, an extensive historical introduction, numerous illustrations, and editorial annotations. Supplementary materials include letters, postcards, statements, and speeches as well as a chronology, a bibliography, and an index." Discover more about the book on the Princeton University Press website.

In case you missed it, as of November 2022, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 16: The Berlin Years is available to read on our open access site, The Digital Einstein Papers. Volume 16 and the supplemental translation appear on The Digital Einstein Papers site alongside our prior fifteen volumes, and English translations, beginning with Volume 1 The Early Years, 1879 – 1902. A collaboration between Princeton University Press, The Albert Einstein Archives at Hebrew University, and The Einstein Papers Project at the California Institute of Technology, the website was launched in 2014 and currently hosts and makes available close to 20,000 pages and more than 8,000 unique documents from Albert Einstein’s written records. New materials are added online roughly 18 months after publication of the print edition.


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