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2014-Dec-08, 03:14 PM
Princeton University has launched a website of digital copies of Einstein's papers and letters.

LINK (http://einsteinpapers.press.princeton.edu/)

Princeton University Press proudly presents The Digital Einstein Papers, an open-access site for The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, the ongoing publication of Einstein's massive written legacy comprising more than 30,000 unique documents.

The site presents all 13 volumes published to date by the editors of the Einstein Papers Project, covering the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) from his youth to 1923.

The volumes are presented in the original language version with in-depth English language annotation and other scholarly apparatus. In addition, the reader can toggle to an English language translation of most documents.

An article about it from Laboratory Equipment magazine (http://www.laboratoryequipment.com/news/2014/12/digital-einstein-letters-reveal-advice-marie-curie?et_cid=4305843&et_rid=54636800&type=image)

The Digital Einstein Papers website presents the complete contents of The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, and, upon its launch, the website will contain 5,000 documents covering the first 44 years of Einsteinís life, up to and including the award of the Nobel Prize in Physics and his long voyage to the Far East. Additional material will be available on the website approximately eighteen months after the print publication of new volumes of The Collected Papers. Eventually, the website will provide access to all of Einsteinís writings and correspondence, accompanied by scholarly annotation and apparatus.

What sorts of gems will you discover in The Digital Einstein Papers?

The editors of Laboratory Equipment found one in which Einstein praises Marie Curie's abilities and tells her to ignore the negative public backlash of the utmost interest. For context, Curie, despite just winning the Nobel Prize in January 1911, was rejected for a seat in the French Academy of Sciences.

I'm sure a way to spend many hours surfing.

2014-Dec-12, 11:05 PM
Thank you for posting this.