Albert Einstein wrote famously that imagination is more important than knowledge. Knowledge, he said, was limited. "Imagination encircles the world."
It was the force of his own imagination that made Einstein the towering scientific figure of the 20th century. On Monday, at Jerusalem’s Hebrew University, the custodians of his writings announced the launch of a new digital archive they hope will help spread the intellectual curiosity that made the German-born physicist the world’s most famous scientist.
“Knowledge is not about hiding, it is about openness,” Hebrew University President Menahem Ben-Sasson said at the launch of a new public website that archivists hope will soon provide easy access to all of Einstein’s personal and professional writings.