Admirers of Albert Einstein would soon be able to read some of the exclusive private documents of the scientist on internet, says IANS.
Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Israel has launched a website that will publish over 80,000 documents, including papers, notes and personal letters related to Albert Einstein. Interestingly, the website will also publish some exclusive love letters of Einstein.
The website was launched on March 14, 2012, the 133th birthday of the father of modern physics. This day is also observed as National Science Day in Israel. Einstein, who was awarded the Nobel Prize in 1921, is acknowledged as the father of modern physics, and is specially remembered for his General Theory of Relativity.
According to Dalia Mendelsson, head of archives projects at IT department at the university, the new website will use a specifically-designed database software so that people could see all the documents of Einstein that were once available to scholars and students only.
“There were 43,000 documents from 2003 until today, so, of course, the database grew from then. Now we are providing the 80,000 records,” Mendelsson said. “We are starting the project with 2,000 images, and by the end of the month we will have 7,000 images.”
“It’s like meeting the author of all these letters, in an intimate look at all of his work,” added Mendelsson.
The private documents of Albert Einstein that will be published include a letter to Azmi El-Nashashibi, editor of the Falastin newspaper, presenting a solution to the Jewish-Arab conflict as well as a letter from a younger mistress.
Online community would also get a chance to read some amusing letters of Einstein’s fans discussing his iconic unruly hair.