Einstein's manuscript of relativity goes on display

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The original manuscript of Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, which helps explain everything from black holes to the Big Bang, yesterday went on display in its entirety for the first time. Einstein's 46-page handwritten explanation of his general theory of relativity, in which he demonstrates an expanding universe and shows how gravity can bend space and time, is being shown at the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities in Jerusalem as part of the association's 50th anniversary celebration.

Published in 1916, the theory was a pivotal breakthrough. "It changed our understanding of space, time, gravitation; really the entire universe," said Hanoch Gutfreund, chair of the Hebrew University's academic committee for the Albert Einstein Archives, a complete collection of Einstein's papers.