Tuesday, 20 March 2012

Online archive lets you snoop through Einstein's love letters

Online archive lets you snoop through Einstein's love letters

Online archive lets you snoop through Einstein's love letters, Peek at Einstein's private docs, A complete, 80,000-piece archive of Albert Einstein's papers has been digitized and placed online, including everything from his personal letters to one of three surviving manuscripts that introduced everyone's favorite 'Jeopardy!' answer, E = mc2. The collection, curated by the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, also includes Einstein's letters to his mistresses (plural, wink wink) and fan mail about his famously frizzed-out hair. "This is a coherent picture of a personality who is a great scientist but at the same time a human being and a man," head of the archive Hanoch Gutfreund told Businessweek. "Who, more than anyone else in the 20th century, expressed his views on everything on the agenda of mankind."

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