The Einstein Connection
A.  Einstein, An elementary derivation of the equivalence of mass and energy, Technion Yearbook 1946, pp. 16–17.  Published by ASAHIT – American Society for the Advancement of the Hebrew Institute of Technology.
“Our task must be to free ourselves from this prison by widening our circle of compassion to embrace all living creatures and the whole of nature in its beauty ” – Albert Einstein

Founder of the first Technion Society in 1923, Albert Einstein would remain an active Technion supporter throughout his life. Scientifically, Einstein’s Technion legacy continues until today.

The 1946 publication in the Technion yearbook exemplifies his dedication to making sure the theory of relativity would be accessible to every student. “It is interesting to note that forty years after Einstein developed his theory and after his theory was universally recognized in the scientific community, he still thought it important to make it accessible to the educated intelligentsia,” comments Prof. Joseph Avron of the Technion Faculty of Physics.

Founded in 1952, the Technion Department of Physics was led by Prof. Nathan Rosen, Einstein’s colleague. Rosen was one of the authors of the famous Einstein-Podolsky-Rosen (EPR) paper, questioning the very basics of Quantum Theory. Rosen was given a free hand in the recruitment of faculty members and among others, brought in another Einstein colleague, the world-renowned physicist Prof. David Bohm. A student of Rosen, Asher Peres, would become the beacon bearer of the Einstein legacy at Technion.
Distinguished Prof. Peres is acclaimed for his work connecting quantum mechanics and information theory. Under his mentorship, generations of Technion physicists have emerged.

David Bohm – Individuality is only possible if it unfolds from wholeness. Albert Einstein (Technion faculty, 1955-57)

 


 

Einstein visits Technion in February 1923


The palm tree planted by Einstein in front of the historic Technion buildingThe palm tree planted by Einstein in front of the historic Technion building


Nathan Rosen, Asher Peres, Netanel Lindner