Why 2016 was the year of Einstein

From Pokémon to paintings, the beloved genius' influence could be found everywhere.

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Various Einstein knickknacks line the archives. Various Einstein knickknacks line the archives. (Photo: Benyamin Cohen)

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Our trip to the Einstein Archives in Israel

On a trip to Israel this year, we stopped by the official Albert Einstein Archives on the campus of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The scientist was a founder of Hebrew University, a member of its Board of Governors and the chairman of its Academic Committee. He bequeathed to the university 80,000 documents, which span the spectrum of both his personal and professional life. In addition to various Einstein-related knickknacks, seen here in this photo, the university is also home to the original copy of the theory of relativity.

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