Einstein Papers Project

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Einstein Papers Project in Pasadena, California.

The Einstein Papers Project was established in 1986 to assemble, preserve, translate, and publish papers selected from the literary estate of Albert Einstein (more than forty thousand documents) and from other collections (more than fifteen thousand Einstein-related documents).

Sponsored by the Princeton University Press and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem since its inception, the project was located at Boston University until 2000. The project is also supported by endowments from individuals and universities, the National Science Foundation and the National Endowment for the Humanities.

The Project is now located in Pasadena, California at the California Institute of Technology, which Einstein first visited in 1930.

Albert Einstein.


The Series: The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.

In the first two decades of the Einstein Papers Project, the Princeton University Press has published ten of the projected twenty five volumes in the series, The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein.

Introductions, headnotes, footnotes, etc., are provided in English, while all documents in the series are reproduced in the language in which they were originally written. The Press simultaneously publishes English translations of previously untranslated documents when it releases each volume in the series.

  • The Early Years: 1879-1902  is the first volume in the series.
  • The Swiss Years: 1900-1914  and The Berlin Years: 1914-1920  followed through volume 12 in two parallel and extensively cross-referenced branches:
    • Writings:  published and previously unpublished articles, lecture notes, research notes, accounts of his lectures, speeches, interviews, book reviews, etc.
    • Correspondence:  letters, travel diaries, calendars, documents about Einstein by third parties, etc.

The early years: 1879-1902[edit]

Volume 1 - Collected Papers 1879-1902[edit]

Includes many previously unpublished documents, e.g. class notes for Heinrich Friedrich Weber's lectures on thermodynamics and electromagnetism during Einstein's second year at ETH Zurich, etc.

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 1, The Early Years: 1879-1902. [1]
Editors: John Stachel et al.   ISBN 0-691-08407-6, 1987.

The Swiss years: 1900-1914[edit]

Volume 2 - Writings 1900-1909[edit]

Includes Einstein's first (1900) published paper after his graduation from ETH Zurich, the Annus Mirabilis Papers, text of his invited lecture after his first academic appointment to the University of Zurich, etc.

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 2, The Swiss Years: Writings, 1900-1909. [2]
Editors: John Stachel et al.   ISBN 0-691-08526-9, 1989.

Volume 3 - Writings 1909-1911[edit]

Includes Einstein's report to the first Solvay Conference, his appointment to the Charles University in Prague, his paper calculating gravitational bending of light, previously unpublished lecture notes, etc.

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 3, The Swiss Years: Writings, 1909-1911. [3]
Editors: Martin J. Klein et al.   ISBN 0-691-08772-5, 1993.

Volume 4 - Writings 1912-1914[edit]

Includes a previously unpublished manuscript on relativity and electrodynamics, a notebook documenting his preparation for his first joint paper (1913, with Marcel Grossmann), previously unknown calculations with Michele Besso on the motion of the perihelion of Mercury, etc.

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 4, The Swiss Years: Writings, 1912-1914. [4]
Editors: Martin J. Klein et al.   ISBN 0-691-03705-1, 1995.

Volume 5 - Correspondence 1902-1914[edit]

Includes more than five hundred previously unpublished letters to and from Einstein in his early adulthood, from his first employment at the Swiss patent office in 1902 through his appointment to the Prussian Academy of Sciences in 1914. Correspondents included Max von Laue, Paul Ehrenfest, Alfred Kleiner, Fritz Haber, Walther Nernst, etc.

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 5, The Swiss Years: Correspondence, 1902-1914. [5]
Editors: Martin J. Klein et al.   ISBN 0-691-03322-6, 1993.

The Berlin years: 1914-1920[edit]

Volume 6 - Writings 1914-1917[edit]

Includes papers describing Einstein's only experimental physics investigation, a study of André-Marie Ampère's molecular current theory of electromagnetism with Wander Johannes de Haas; etc.

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 6, The Berlin Years: Writings, 1914-1917. [6]
Editors: A. J. Kox et al.   ISBN 0-691-01086-2, 1996.

Volume 7 - Writings 1918-1921[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 7, The Berlin Years: Writings, 1918-1921. [7]
Editors: Michel Janssen et al.   ISBN 0-691-05717-6, 2002.

Volume 8 - Correspondence 1914-1918[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 8, The Berlin Years: Correspondence, 1914-1918. [8]
Editors: R. Schulmann et al.   In two volumes. ISBN 0-691-04849-5, 1997.

Volume 9 - Correspondence January 1919-April 1920[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 9, The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January 1919 - April 1920. [9]
Editors: Diana Kormos Buchwald et al.   ISBN 0-691-12088-9, 2004.

Volume 10 - Correspondence May–December 1920, Supplementary Correspondence 1909-1920[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 10, The Berlin Years: Correspondence, May–December 1920, and Supplementary Correspondence, 1909-1920. [10]
Editors: Diana Kormos Buchwald et al.   ISBN 0-691-12825-1, 2006.

Volume 11 - Cumulative Index, Bibliography, List of Correspondence, Chronology, and Errata to Volumes 1 - 10[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 11, Cumulative Index, Bibliography, List of Correspondence, Chronology, and Errata to Volumes 1 - 10. [11]
Editors: Diana Kormos Buchwald et al.   ISBN 97806911418791, 2009.

Volume 12 - The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January - December 1921[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 12, The Berlin Years: Correspondence, January - December 1921. [12]
Editors: Diana Kormos Buchwald et al.   ISBN 9780691141909, 2009.

Volume 13 - The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, January 1922 - March 1923[edit]

  • The Collected Papers of Albert Einstein, Volume 13, The Berlin Years: Writings & Correspondence, January 1922 - March 1923. [13]
Editors: Diana Kormos Buchwald et al.   ISBN 9780691156743, 2012.

Trustees[edit]

The trustees of Einstein's literary estate were:

References[edit]

External links[edit]

Coordinates: 34°08′23″N 118°07′18″W / 34.13967°N 118.12163°W / 34.13967; -118.12163