Treasure Trove Of Einstein Papers Now Online For The Smarty Pants Crowd


If there’s one complaint I’ve persistently had about the internet over the years it is this: not enough Einstein. You heard me right, people — too many cats and not enough Einstein. Thankfully, the ratio of cat videos to Einstein papers is about to change.

Reports the LA Times:

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem has expanded its vast online Einstein catalog. The enhanced website “sheds light on every aspect of Einstein’s life and on his times,” the first half of the 20th century, the director of the university’s Einstein Center told The Times on Monday.

And it’s not only science, but also personal correspondence that may make readers consider Einstein in a new light.

With 80,000 documents “now listed, categorized, cross-linked and cross-referenced online,” according to professor Hanoch Gutfreund, readers have a “panoramic view of the scope of topics and issues in which Einstein was involved.”

There’s a letter to Einstein’s 24-year-old mistress, among other lovers; a postcard to his sick mother; even mail about his wild hairdo.

Now if they’d just add a section devoted entirely to nothing but Einstein GIFs, my life might be complete.

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