The Hebrew University in Jerusalem will soon construct a $5 million museum and visitor’s center devoted to Albert Einstein, the Nobel Prize-winning genius and the father of the theory of relativity. The museum will be created in the university’s former planetarium building at the Edmond J. Safra Campus and will exhibit the personal archives of the renowned physicist, according to Israel21c.
Albert Einstein was one of the founding members of the Hebrew University. He first visited Jerusalem in 1923 to deliver a scientific lecture at the Mount Scopus campus. Einstein remained an active member of the Board of Governors of the University until his death in 1955. After his death, all of his personal archives, including scientific manuscripts, diplomas, books, medals, correspondence, and even vinyl records collection, were donated to the Hebrew University, as per the will of the physicist. Today, Einstein Archives, consisting of approximately 55,000 items, is housed at …
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