Our current building: Manchester House, Edmond J. Safra campus

Since 1958/9, the Einstein Institute of Mathematics is located in the Manchester House, in the Edmond J. Safra Campus.

This building was erected through the generosity of the Manchester Jewish community.

 

The building and its library were built in 1957 and its architects were Heinz Rau and David Reznik (They also designed the Israel Goldstein Synagogue in the Edmond J. Safra Campus).

Heinz Rau also designed the synagogue and original classroom and administrative buildings of the Jerusalem Campus of the Hebrew Union College - Jewish Institute of Religion in 1963.

David Reznik taught at the Bezalel Academy of Art and Design in Jerusalem and was actively involved the shaping of Jerusalem's skyline as we know it today. He was one of the designers of the Hebrew University's Mount Scopus campus and was the recipient of the 1995 Israel Prize of Architecture and the Teddy Kollek Life Achievement Award for 2004.

 

Ross building

As of 2014, some of the Institute's offices are located at the Ross building. Some activities are held there.

 

Permanent exhibits

  • Stations in Einstein's Life   In the lobby of the building

    • Time

    • General relativity, Einstein's masterpiece

    • Grand unified theory, Einstein's interrupted dream

  • Part of the exhibit on Albert Einstein designed by the University Curatorship. Includes facsimiles provided by the Einstein Archives. Other parts of the exhibit are on display at various locations in the Hebrew University's campuses.

  • Edmund Landau   On the first floor

  • A display dedicated to Prof. Edmund Landau, founder of the Institute. Organized by Prof. E. de Shalit on behalf of the Einstein Institute of Mathematics. Includes facsimiles of vintage books from the library's collection

 

Art in and around the building See also: The Hebrew University Curatorship : Artistic activity at the university

Overlooking the building, near the Ross Building, is a bronze statute of Albert Einstein by Georgy Frangulyan.