FASCINATING FACTS ABOUT OUR FOUNDER, ALBERT EINSTEIN

Did you know that Einstein’s literary estate–including personal papers, lecture notes, and mathematical musings–is housed at The Albert Einstein Archives at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem? Or that the most famous of Einstein’s achievements – the Theory of Relativity – did not win the Nobel Prize? With Einstein experts on hand, AFHU has collected fun facts on Einstein’s discoveries, contributions, and accomplishments.

In addition to E = mc2, Einstein came up with another remarkable formula that continues to help humanity and generate knowledge: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Einstein believed in the universal power of education.

Knowledge moves us…to discover, to grow, and to advance humanity.

Learn about Einstein’s achievements and biographical facts in the video below.

Celebrating 100 years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity

Considered the most influential physicist of the 20th century and a founder of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Albert Einstein is best known for developing the Theory of Relativity. In 2015, we celebrated 100 years of Einstein’s General Theory of Relativity—a breakthrough that continues to transform our world.

But how does the General Theory of Relativity impact life today? Einstein’s groundbreaking theory paved the way for innumerable advances and subsequent breakthroughs of the 20th and 21st centuries.

In addition to E = mc2, Einstein came up with another remarkable formula that continues to help humanity and generate knowledge: the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. Einstein believed in the universal power of education.

Einstein, the Universe, and a University

Just consider some of the Hebrew University’s many discoveries: new medicine to treat Alzheimer’s; pioneering cancer research; advancing drip irrigation and eco-friendly agriculture; breakthroughs in brain science; leading developments in revolutionary nanotechnology and life-saving navigation systems for motor vehicles.

On the occasion of the founding of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, Einstein said: “A university is a place where the universality of the human spirit manifests itself. Our university [the Hebrew University of Jerusalem] will develop speedily into a great spiritual center which will evoke the respect of cultured mankind the world over.” 

Einstein’s legacy of genius endures in the work of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The university that Einstein helped found has grown into a research powerhouse and a global leader in science, medicine, agriculture, and the humanities. We celebrate the Theory of Relativity and the genius of Albert Einstein, whose concern for humanity, Israel, and the world lives on in the work of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s scientists and scholars.

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Theory of Relativity: 100 Years and Counting

Albert Einstein co-founded the Hebrew University of Jerusalem along with some of the greatest minds of his time. Einstein’s legacy of genius endures in the work of the university – just consider some of the Hebrew University’s many discoveries: new medicine to treat Alzheimer’s; pioneering cancer research; drip irrigation and eco-friendly agriculture; breakthroughs in brain science; leading developments in revolutionary nanotechnology, and life-saving navigation systems for motor vehicles.

Einstein’s legacy of genius endures in the work of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem. The university that Einstein helped found has grown into a research powerhouse and a global leader in science, medicine, agriculture, and the humanities. We celebrate the Theory of Relativity and the genius of Albert Einstein, whose concern for humanity, Israel, and the world lives on in the work of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem’s scientists and scholars.

 
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