Albert Einstein heads to first stop in Asia: Taiwan

Asia will get to see the Hebrew University’s Albert Einstein Archives for the first time tomorrow. The display will open in Taiwan’s capital. In April, it will head to other parts of Asia.
Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimensions opens in Taiwan Photo Credit: Hebrew University

The Hebrew University’s Albert Einstein Archives will be on display in Asia for the first time starting Friday. The Albert Einstein: Life in Four Dimensions exhibit, which was curated by Avi Muller, includes the Jewish theoretical physicist’s 1921 Nobel Prize, handwritten pages from the Theory of Relativity and letters Einstein wrote to lovers.  

The exhibit will open in Taiwan at the National Chiang Kai-Shek Memorial Hall. In all, 75 artifacts were shipped from Israel to Taipei for the exhibit. Forty of the more valuable artifacts had to be hand-delivered by Dr. Roni Grosz, an Einstein Archives curator, and chief conservator Neil McManus. From Taiwan’s capital, the exhibit will head to China and Japan.

Albert Einstein Photo Credit: The Albert Einstein Archives at Hebrew University

“This exciting new exhibition in Taiwan further deepens Hebrew University’s ties with the people of Asia,” said Hebrew University President Professor Asher Cohen. “For years our academics have collaborated with their colleagues in the Far East, now the people of Taiwan will get to experience one of our greatest minds up close.”

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