Chris Hadfield, David Suzuki to Honour Einstein's Legacy


TORONTO, Sept. 6, 2016 /CNW/ - Astronaut Chris Hadfield and environmental activist David Suzuki are among the first five named Canadian contributors to the Albert Einstein Foundation's Genius: 100 Visions of the Future – a global initiative put forth by the foundation and conceived by Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem (CFHU) to honour the 100th anniversary of Einstein's Theory of Relativity. The 3D-printed book invites 100 of the world's leading icons, brilliant minds and influencers to share their wisdom and visions for the future.  

"Albert Einstein was a brilliant scientist and a passionate human being," said first contributor Chris Hadfield. "He helped us to understand our universe in a new, clearer way, and I'm excited to help celebrate both his accomplishments and how he inspires us all."

Hadfield and Suzuki appear with Paralympian Rick Hansen, Right To Play International Founder and Olympic speed skater Johann Olav Koss, and entrepreneur and Cirque du Soleil founder Guy Laliberté.

"The Albert Einstein Foundation is committed to inspiring and supporting the next generation of brilliant minds," said Judy Tanenbaum, Albert Einstein Foundation's International Executive Committee Co-Chair. "This publication showcases the breadth of Einstein's influence on modern times and his continuing inspirational legacy for future generations."

Contributors to the world's first-ever 3D-printed book, designed by internationally renowned designer Ron Arad, have been invited to pen their inspirational "visions for the future" for the publication. The 3D publication will resemble Einstein's bust and will be available in a limited print edition.

"When I began designing this book, I thought, we are dealing with the Einstein legacy – let's do something that's relatively new," said Ron Arad. "That lead to the creation of this book, where the two-dimensional pages form a three-dimensional portrait. I wanted the design of this book to reflect the legacy of Albert Einstein and I think the honour of the world's first 3D-printed book is suited to nobody better than one of history's greatest minds."

To celebrate the launch of the book, the Albert Einstein Foundation is hosting the Dinner of the Century at the Smithsonian on September 9, 2017. The dinner brings together contributors from Genius: 100 Visions of the Future for a gathering of inspirational leaders from the sciences and humanities.

About The Albert Einstein Foundation
The Albert Einstein Foundation's purpose is to inspire a new generation of scientists and humanitarians to bring fresh thinking to contemporary global challenges and to make science, technology, engineering and mathematics more accessible and appealing to younger generations. For more information please visit:

SOURCE Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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