"It is crucially
important that the general public has the opportunity to inform itself
knowledgeably and intelligibly on the endeavours and results of scientific
research. Restricting scientific findings to a small group of people
weakens the philosophical spirit of a nation and leads to its intellectual
impoverishment." (Albert Einstein, Princeton, 1948)
this quotation in mind, the Albert Einstein Society was founded on
28 June 1977, on the initiative of Dr. Max Flückiger. To his
Presidency we owe, among other things, the opening of Einstein House,
the renaming of a street in Bern after Einstein, the awarding of the
Einstein Medal, and the appointment of a Scientist Board of Trustees.
On 14 March 1979, Einstein House was opened at Kramgasse No. 49 in
Bern to mark the 100th anniversary of Einstein's birth. The Albert
Einstein Society sees it as its duty to ensure that Einstein's former
flat remains open to the public as a commemoration site.
The Albert Einstein Society has
the following objectives:
· Running Einstein House as a commemoration site.
· Awarding the Einstein Medal
· Managing the Einstein Club
· Publishing the Albert Einstein Society Newsletter: "Olympia"
· Organizing special
events for its members.
· Maintaining contact with the University of Bern and other
public institutions and authorities.
The Albert Einstein Society
is very happy to welcome new members. The Managing Committee meets several times a year in
order to discuss current affairs, new ideas, etc.
members the "Einstein Parlour" is available as a historic
site for meetings, small receptions, etc. For this jewel in the heart
of the old part of Bern there is a membership fee, of course. Club
members may be individuals, firms, executive boards, etc. Members
of the Einstein Club support the objectives of the Albert Einstein
Albert Einstein Society Newsletter: "Olympia"
Albert Einstein Society issues a regular newsletter containing information
on its activities, about Einstein House, and interesting or amusing
facts about Einstein's life. A report about the awarding of the Einstein
Medal and general information is also included.
"Olympia" may be ordered from Einstein
in German or in English.
to its general meeting, the Albert Einstein Society organizes special
events for its members every year, such as talks, guided tours, common
Do You Become a Member?
Einstein Society has more than 250 members from Switzerland and abroad.
New members are warmly welcome. The projects of the Einstein Society
are of a cultural nature, most of them being carried out on the basis
of volunteer work. The Einstein Society is therefore grateful for
membership fees and, of course, donations. Upon payment of the annual
fee (sFr. 50.-) you receive written information on the Albert Einstein
Society, are invited to all its activities, and get the "Olympia"
30-38112-0, Valiant Bank, 3001 Bern, for 16 1.231.002.06 6300, Einstein-Haus,
Kramgasse 49, Postfach 638, 3000 Bern 8)
Managing Board of the Albert Einstein Society
Dr. Hans-Rudolf Ott, President
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|Dr. Paul Burkhard
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031 / 301 52 24
Dr. Albert Matter
031 / 911 61 36
Dr. Jürg Schacher
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