The historic press conference held by the National Science Foundation on February 11, 2016 in Washington, DC disclosed what the scientific world was waiting for the last hundert years: confirmed detection of gravitational waves predicted by Einstein in his 1916 article "Näherungsweise Integration der Feldgleichungen der Gravitation".
Read about the background with explanations in a New Scientist article from February 8, 2016.
Our major project that included the replacement and modernization of our archival management system and digitization of our complete collection is now behind us. The digitization of the Archives itself was completed by February 2012. The result of this project can be seen at our renewed website www.alberteinstein.info with greatly expanded holdings, thousands of items that can be displayed as digitized objects and a catalog will that will be updated in real time.
We were undertaking this project as a joint venture with our partner organization Einstein Papers Project (EPP) based in Pasadena, California with whom we are also currently sharing a common database and in close cooperation with the Princeton University Press, publisher of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein. Please read more background information about our ongoing close cooperation with EPP on our EPP page.
The Albert Einstein Archives' website at which you are looking just now (www.albert-einstein.org) will stay on to serve as a window to the physical institution of the archives while the website www.alberteinstein.info will serve as an entry portal to the common database. This arrangment may change in the future. We are thinking about how these websites should complement each other.
On December 5, 2014, The Hebrew University of Jerusalem, in partnership with Princeton University Press, the California Institute of Technology, and the Tizra publishing platform, launched the Digital Einstein Papers. This project gives the public online access to all the published volumes of the Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.
We are continuously investing huge efforts in improving our database content. We finished adding First Lines and Language to every record. We added tens of thousends of digital images in the course of the years 2016 and 2017 to our database which corresponds to 92% of all our holdings. Please note that due to contractual constraints not all images can be viewed by clicking on the record but all images can be requested by email.
As always, if you have suggestions or want to voice your criticism, please feel free to contact me.
Dr. Roni Grosz
Curator of the Albert Einstein Archives, Jerusalem
July 18, 2017