DiscoTech, short for "discover Caltech", hosted by Caltech's Admissions group, took place three weeks into Spring Term on April 19th. Designed to welcome admitted students to their possible future home, DiscoTech provides an opportunity for Caltech to showcase how curiosity, creativity, resiliency, and collaboration come to life every day and lead to new discoveries. About 550+ admitted students and guests were on campus that day.
Part of the DiscoTech program includes breakout sessions where prospective first year students and their families can explore labs and projects on campus. The Einstein Papers Project was selected as a site for one of the breakouts. Pictured here, Prof. Diana Buchwald, EPP Director, is seen giving a talk about Einstein and our work at the EPP.
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.