Einstein: A New Home in Jerusalem

12th Mar 2024

Einstein: A New Home in Jerusalem

Einstein: A New Home in Jerusalem

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Tue 12th Mar 2024 @ 7:30pm - 8:30pm
JW3 341-351 Finchley Rd, London NW3
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With Daniel Libeskind, world-renowned architect of the new Einstein building at the Hebrew University and Professor Hanoch Gutfreund, director of the Einstein Centre at the Hebrew University

Read the fantastic article that was published at the Jewish News on 6th March 2024

Albert Einstein along with other luminaries including Freud, Buber and Weizmann were founders of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem, now Israel’s foremost centre of advanced learning and research, ranked in the top ½% of universities worldwide.

Einstein remained a committed supporter; when he died in 1955, a professor at Princeton, he bequeathed his entire collection of personal and academic papers to the Hebrew University. That archive is located on campus. The University is the guardian of this treasure and includes among many other unique documents, the original theory of relativity. It also owns the IP relating to Einstein, e.g. commercial use of his image etc.

2023 marked the 100th anniversary of Einstein’s sole visit to Jerusalem and the Hebrew University when he lectured on the Theory of Relativity.

This event is co-partnered between JW3 and the British Friends of Hebrew University (BFHU).

A booking fee of £2 will be added to all orders.

Who Will You See There?

Daniel Libeskind is an internationally prominent Polish-American architect, a major figure in architecture and urban design, informed by a deep commitment to music, philosophy, and literature. He aims to create architecture that is resonant, original, and sustainable.

Hanoch Gutfreund is Professor of theoretical physics, former President and Rector of the Hebrew University and custodian of the archive, He is regarded as a leading expert on the life and work of Einstein and has written and published widely. He travels extensively lecturing about Einstein to both lay and academic audiences, while searching for new material to add to the archive, currently 82,000 items. He is currently overseeing a landmark construction project – a new home for Einstein’s archive

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