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Einstein’s papers go digital

14-03-2011

A $500,000 grant from the Polonsky Foundation of London will enable the Hebrew University of Jerusalem to digitize its Albert Einstein Archives and make it available online to researchers and students everywhere.  The announcement was made on Einstein’s birthday and also on Israel National Science Day, both falling on March 14.

The digitization project will ensure the preservation and accessibility for over 80,000 documents in the archives. “Our goal is to build a user-friendly, inclusive digital database,” said Hebrew University President Prof. Menahem Ben-Sasson.

Einstein’s papers had originally been preserved at the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, where the Nobel Prize winner had carried on research and reflection for decades. Einstein, one of the original founders of the Hebrew University, together with Martin Buber, Sigmund Freud and Chaim Weizmann, left his entire archives to the Hebrew University in his will.

The archives are considered one of the most significant resources in the world for the history of modern physics. They also shed light on the social, political and intellectual history of the modern world.  The Einstein Archives have been located in the Jewish National Library on the Edmond J. Safra Campus of the Hebrew University since 1982.

The digitization project is expected to be completed in about one year, when it will be readily accessible on the Albert Einstein Archives website.

Dr. Leonard Polonsky said, “This project unites the Hebrew University Library with digitization projects of the Polonsky Foundation recently launched at Oxford University’s Bodleian Library and Cambridge University Library.”

BFHU supports academics at the first UK-Israel Conference on Regenerative Medicine

The conference was the inaugural event of the BIRAX - Regenerative Medicine Initiative

12-01-2012

Potential anti-cancer treatment method wins Kaye Award for Hebrew University chemistry student

A strategy for inhibiting a protein that is associated with the spread of cancer has won for a Hebrew University of Jerusalem Ph.D. student in chemistry

20-12-2011

Four of five 2012 Rothschild Prizes won by Hebrew University researchers

Four out of five Rothschild Prizes for academic excellence for 2012 are to be awarded to Hebrew University researchers

18-12-2011

Hebrew University scholar to receive honor by government of Korea

Dr. Cohen is the first Israeli scholar ever to receive this honor

08-12-2011

Winning team of Hebrew U. students to represent Israel in international humanitarian law competition

The Hebrew University team defeated 10 other groups representing educational institutions from across Israel in the four-day competition

08-12-2011

Hebrew University brain sciences researcher receives Swartz Prize in US from Society for Neuroscienc

The $25,000 prize recognizes an individual who has produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience.

08-12-2011

China-Israel physics conference at Hebrew University first of its kind

Prominent researchers from China and Israel will participate in a conference on condensed matter physics

24-11-2011

Hebrew University research provides promise for better dealing with osteoarthritis

A step towards better understanding of the biological mechanism involved in the onset of osteoarthritis (OA), which affects millions of people around the world

23-11-2011

Swartz Prize to Prof. Haim Sompolinsky of ELSC for Brian Sciences at the Hebrew University

The prize, which is supported by the Swartz Foundation, recognizes an individual who has produced a significant cumulative contribution to theoretical models or computational methods in neuroscience.

18-11-2011

Academic year opens at Hebrew University with 23,000 enrollment

Among the areas of study that were most in demand, with the highest numbers of those submitting registration for the first year of studies, were medicine, with 1,373; law, with 1,090; economics, with 1,012.

15-11-2011

Four Hebrew University professors named winners of EMET Prize

Four professors at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem will receive on Nov. 20 the EMET Prize for 2011 from Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.

15-11-2011

China-Israel physics conference at Hebrew University first of its kind

Prominent researchers from China and Israel will participate in a conference on condensed matter physics, to be held from Nov. 16-19 at the Institute for Advanced Studies at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

15-11-2011

Motherhood behavior Is influenced by alterations in brain function

Research at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem has shown that motherhood is associated with the acquisition of a host of new behaviors that are driven, at least in part, by alterations in brain function.

24-10-2011

Factor in keeping “good order” of genes and preventing disease discovered

A factor that is crucial for the proper positioning of genes in the cell nucleus has been discovered by a team of researchers from the Alexander Silberman Institute of Life Sciences at the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

02-10-2011

Hebrew University ranks 57th in world

The Hebrew University in Jerusalem has been ranked the 57th best university in the world, in a list of the top 500 universities worldwide

18-08-2011

Study shows higher risk of autism among siblings of autistic children

Revolutionary research reveals that recurrence risk of autism among younger siblings of children with autism is 2 to 6 times greater than previously reported

15-08-2011

Hebrew U. Faculty of Law among world's top 100, best in Israel in annual ranking

The Hebrew University Faculty of Law’s ranking among the world’s top 100 and as the best in Israel reflects the quality of research carried out by its researchers, said Faculty Dean Prof. Barak Medina.

09-08-2011

British ambassador visits Edmond J. Safra Campus, furthering academic collaboration

Amb. Gould is actively involved in promoting collaborative scientific exchanges and program between Israel and Britain and serves as chairman of the newly established UK-Israel Life Sciences Council

09-08-2011

How early human embryo acquires its shape

Hebrew University scientists show for first time how early human embryo acquires its shape through organizer cells

19-07-2011

Yissum Presents a Virtual Cane for the Visually Impaired

The new device can assist blind people in estimating the distance and height of various obstacles.

22-06-2011

British philanthropist Trevor Pears to receive honorary doctorate from Hebrew University

The honorary doctorate is being awarded to him "in recognition of his outstanding commitment to social justice and in tribute to his profound friendship for Israel and the Hebrew University."

13-06-2011

How the bitter can produce the sweet

pre-meal dietary supplement developed at Hebrew University can overcome fat and sugar problems

23-05-2011

Prof. Ruth Gavison Of Hebrew U is the Winner Of Israel Prize In Law - 2011

Prof. Gavison is widely recognized as an authority on constitutional law and human rights

09-05-2011

why DNA breaks down in cancer cells

Hebrew University researchers were able to show that it is possible to reactivate normal DNA

05-05-2011

Joint Ph.D. program in environmental life sciences with a University in Singapore

This is the first time that the Hebrew University is offering a joint Ph.D. program with a foreign university

07-04-2011

Israel’s president launches $10-million agreement for brain research

An agreement for collaborative research in neuroscience between the ELSC at the Hebrew U and the Ecole Polytechnique Federale de Lausanne (EPFL) in Switzerland was signed last week

03-04-2011

Two Hebrew U. IMRIC scientists to be awarded Sir Zelman Cowen Universities Fund Prize for Discovery

Dr. Eli Pikarsky and Prof. Sigal Ben-Yehuda are being recognized for their contributions to the understanding of human disease

31-03-2011

HU opens a graduate program for working in non-governmental development efforts in third world

The program, known as Glocal Community-Development Studies, began its first session of courses with 16 students

29-03-2011

Two Hebrew U professors win prestigious International Medical Science Award

The awards are presented annually to researchers from around the world for outstanding contributions to medical science

23-03-2011

Einstein’s papers go digital

$500,000 grant from Polonsky Foundation to enable digitization of 80,000 documents at Einstein Archives of Hebrew university

14-03-2011

Hebrew U Prof First Israeli to Be Appointed to European Scientific Council

Prof. Danny Dolev of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem is one of seven new members appointed by the European Commission to the Scientific Council, the governing body of the European Research Council (ERC)

23-02-2011

Brain doesn’t need vision at all in order to ‘read’ material

The portion of the brain responsible for visual reading doesn't require vision at all, according to a new study by researchers from the Hebrew University of Jerusalem and France.

22-02-2011

The British author Ian McEwan recieved the Jerusalem Prize

Literary Jury panel headed by Hebrew University President Menahem ben Sasson

21-02-2011

Event marking 50 years since Eichmann trial evokes strong emotions

Hebrew University's event marking 50 years since the historic Eichmann Trial, in which some of the major figures involved in the trial participated, drew a large audience and received broad coverage in local and international media outlets.

02-02-2011
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