Israel to display Manuscript by Einstein

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Physicist Albert Einstein's manuscript of the path-breaking theory of relativity has been put on display for the first time in Israel. The manuscript is a compilation of 46 pages on 'Theory of General Relativity', which was donated by the scientist to Hebrew University of Jerusalem in 1925, has been put on display at the Israeli Academy of Sciences and Humanities. The exhibition began on 7th March 2010, as part of the institute's 50th anniversary celebration, and will go on till the end of March.

Einstein, who is regarded as the father of modern Physics, received the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics for his contribution. The physicist, one of the founders of the Hebrew University, bequeathed his personal papers and their intellectual copyrights to the institute. The Albert Einstein archives of the university, which contains some 55,000 items, has the largest collection of original Einstein manuscripts in the world. The Theory of General Relativity, which was published in 1915, led to a revolutionary understanding of the structure and development of the universe.

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