Story 2014-12-11 2VVE The Digital Einstein Papers

The Digital Einstein Papers

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story imageLast week, the Princeton University Press published the Digital Einstein Papers, electronic versions of an enormous number of Albert Einstein's written works, including published papers, popular writings, and even personal correspondence with scientists and family.
The site presents all 13 volumes published to date by the editors of the Einstein Papers Project, covering the writings and correspondence of Albert Einstein (1879-1955) from his youth to 1923.

The volumes are presented in the original language version with in-depth English language annotation and other scholarly apparatus. In addition, the reader can toggle to an English language translation of most documents.
This is an incredible collection. An enormous amount of work has been put in by both projects to collect and translate the works. If you find any documents of particular interest, post a link in the comments!
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Einstein Wasn't All That. (Score: -1, Troll)

by Anonymous Coward on 2014-12-12 04:14 (#2VVX)

Every element of E=m(c^2) can be found in the work of Einstein's predecessors.

Einstein gets credit for being the first to line up all the elements correctly but he wasn't the one who identified the mathematical elements - energy, mass, and the speed of light as a mathematical constant were introduced into the narrative by others whom do not receive anywhere near as much credit as they should.

1881: (Michaelson)
1887: (Michaelson-Morley)
1892: (Lorentz)
1904: (Lorentz)
1904: (Poincare)
1904: (Larmor)
1905: (Poincare)
1905: (Einstein)

Einstein was not a genius.

He wasn't no saint, either.

He has a great Jewish press corps, though, and they just won't fuckin' shut up ... 'cuz Einstein's tattered reputation helps prop up their fading ethnic propaganda about being God's Chosen, the best and the brightest the planet has to offer.

Note that none of the people listed in that chronology are Jewish - EXCEPT for Einstein - and some say his wife did all the heavy lifting in that relationship.ć#Role_in_physics

But even if she DIDN'T do all the heavy lifting ... neither did Einstein ... most of the heavy lifting came from his predecessors.

Please quit beating that dead horse and let others share the limelight.

Re: Einstein Wasn't All That. (Score: 1)

by on 2014-12-12 12:20 (#2VW3)

Your point is that he built his theory from the work of people before him? Like pretty much every scientist throughout history?

"If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants." -Newton

Run off back to stormfront..