Second Annual Einstein Gala announces partnership for Finding the Next Einstein and participation of Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead

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TORONTO, April 12, 2016 /CNW/ - The Canadian Einstein Legacy Project, a series of initiatives that honour the greatest minds and innovators around the globe, is pleased to announce a partnership with Tribal Planet and the Citizen Science platform. Through the power of the Citizen Science platform, this collaboration launches the new home of Finding the Next Einstein, because we believe that the world needs not just one – but millions – of Einsteins.

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Jeff Martin, Founder of Tribal Planet, will illuminate Citizen Science and how they have partnered with thought leaders from around the world to create an exciting platform that enables STEAM education outside the classroom, demonstrating the magic of science through experiments, games and play on a mobile device. The platform brings together leading partners in brands, entertainment, mobile technology and the foremost thinkers of today to realize their potential.

The Einstein Gala – a part of the larger Canadian Einstein Legacy Project – is also pleased to announce the participation of Bob Weir of The Grateful Dead. For Albert Einstein, insight did not come from logic or mathematics. Rather, it came from intuition and inspiration like it does for many artists. In fact, Einstein said that the theory of relativity occurred to him by intuition, and that music was the driving force behind that intuition. Linking physics and mathematics to the art of music was critical to Einstein – and to inspire the genius amongst our next Einsteins, Bob Weir will be providing a thought-provoking discussion followed by a performance.

For more information about the Einstein Gala, visit www.einsteingala.com or see the March 13, 2016 press release: Second Annual Einstein Gala celebrates a century of the Theory of Relativity and today's world-changing visionaries.  

To learn more about the Einstein Legacy Project, visit www.einsteinlegacyproject.com.

The Einstein Gala is hosted by Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University.

About The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University

The Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University (CFHU) facilitates academic and research partnerships between Canada and Israel as well as establishing scholarships, supporting research, cultivating student and faculty exchanges and recruiting Canadian students to attend the university.

The Hebrew University of Jerusalem (HU), founded in 1918 and opened in 1925, is Israel's leading university. Albert Einstein, Martin Buber, and Sigmund Freud, were among the university's founders, they were thinkers and visionaries whose genius inspired a university that would have no limits or borders. Ranked as one of the world's leading research universities (ranked 3rd in Asia and 70th globally), HU lies at the forefront of the international academic and scientific communities. Many top prizes and awards have been won by its graduates and faculty including eight Nobel Prizes, and the Fields Medal in Mathematics. HU is a pluralistic institution where science and knowledge are advanced for the benefit of humankind in an atmosphere free of discrimination and prejudice.

Visit: www.cfhu.org

SOURCE Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem

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