Einstein’s archives to go online

Einstein’s archives to go online

JERUSALEM — More than 80,000 of Albert Einstein’s documents will go online in the coming months.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem announced Monday, on what would have been Einstein’s 132nd birthday, that it has begun a yearlong project to digitize the documents and make them available on the Albert Einstein Archives website.

The project is being underwritten with a $500,000 grant from the Polonsky Foundation of London.

The Jewish scientist was a founder of Hebrew University in 1918 and sat on its first board of governors. In his will Einstein, who died in 1955, stipulated that his archives go to the university. Along with documents on physics, the archive includes his thoughts on politics and society.