Donation Campaign for Albert Einstein Discovery Center in Ulm

New online donation platform

Starting today (June 4, 2019), anyone who donates 100 € or more to the Albert Einstein Discovery Center Association via the website: „“ will receive an original piece of brick from Albert Einstein’s birth home mounted on a limited edition plaque.

Here is the corresponding press release (in German only).


Plenary Meeting

Our General Assembly meeting takes place on May 15, 2019 at 7:00 pm in the Studio Saal of the Sparkasse Bank Ulm (Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 2, 89073 in Ulm).



Crowdfunding Campaign for Discovery Center

First 100 plaques already gone!

The first 100 Einstein Plaques with original pieces from Albert Einstein's birth house very quickly changed hands during the fundraising campaign on Saturday, December 15, 2018. Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle, Spokesperson for the Association and Nobel Prize winner, supported the donation campaign in Ulm by personally signing the 100 Einstein Plaques.

Crowdfunding Campaign for Discovery Center

On Saturday, December 15th starting at 11am at the Stadthaus in Ulm, the Association will start its crowdfunding campaign. Anyone who donates 100€ or more toward the Albert Einstein Discovery Center will receive an Einstein-Plaque with an original piece of his birthhouse. The first 100 Einstein-Plaques will be available at this time. Our spokesperson, Nobel Prize winner, Prof. Wolfgang Ketterle (MIT Cambridge, MA, USA) will be on hand between 11:15 and 12:45 to sign your plaque. Please come early, if you would like to donate and receive a plaque for the holiday season.

Lecture on the Icon Albert Einstein

on October 16, 2018 in the 'Stadthaus' in Ulm.

see also our press release (in German only).

Change of Name

Our Association has changed its name to the „Albert Einstein Discovery Center Ulm Association“. The new name strongly expresses that our concept goes well beyond a classical museum to make Einstein and his physics ‘experience-able for all’.

Plenary Meeting

Our General Assembly meeting takes place on June 21 at 7:00 pm in the Studio Saal of the Sparkasse Bank Ulm (Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 2, 89073 in Ulm)


Wolfgang Ketterle: Spokesperson for Discovery Center

Interview with Nobel prize winner: Wolfgang Ketterle recorded on January 18, 2018 in Ulm, Germany.

Wolfgang Ketterle is John D. MacArthur Professor of Physics at the Massachusetts Institute Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, MA and was awarded the physics Nobel prize in 2001 for his achievements in Bose-Einstein condensates.

In this video, Prof. Ketterle expresses why he is excited to be a Spokesperson for the Albert Einstein Discovery Center.




in Ulmer Stadthaus on March 14th, 2018 at 6pm.


On March 14, 2018 at 6pm our Association’s first public event ‚The Next Big Thing’ * will be held in the Stadthaus in Ulm.

From 6-7pm Prof. Dr. Hanoch Gutfreund (former Rector and President of the Hebrew University in Jerusalem, Academic Director of the Einstein Archives) will give a talk (in English) with the Title: ‚Albert Einstein: the Scientist and the Humanist’.

After Dr. Gutfreund’s talk, Prof. Dr. Wolfgang Ketterle (Nobel Prize Winner in Physics, MIT in Cambridge, MA USA) will greet the public (in German) via a pre-taped video.


From 7- 8 pm we have put together a panel discussion (in German) with the following panel members:

  • Prof. Dr. Bert Sakmann (Nobel Prize Winner in Medicine, Max Planck Inst. for Neurobiology and the Technical University of Munich),

  • Iris Mann (Mayor -- for culture -- of the city of Ulm),

  • Prof. Dipl.-Ing. Architektin Christine Kappei (Office for Building Cost Planning and Museum Project Management, College of Technology: Stuttgart),

  • Prof. Dr. Joachim Ankerhold (Vice President of the University of Ulm - Physicist).


Marcel Wagner, a known TV- personality from the show: ‚Auf ein Bier mit ...’ in Regio TV Schwaben, will moderate the panel discussion.

The topics that will be discussed during the panel discussion are:

What role can and should Einstein play in the city of Ulm?
How is it possible to make him more visible in the city?
How can the Albert Einstein Discovery center contribute to this discussion?

Afterward the talk and panel discussion, there will be a get together with musical accompaniment and time to chat and deliberate with other guests.


* ‚The Next Big Thing’ refers to the Ulm citizen initiatives which lead in 1377 to the Ulmer Münster, in 1967 to the University of Ulm and finally to the Albert Einstein Discovery Center ...


Association T-Shirts

T-Shirts available!

Association T-Shirts cost 10€ /shirt.

They are available in women’s sizes (S-XL) and men’s sizes (XS-XXL) and can be purchased at our events or at Burkert Ideenreich (Riedwiesenweg 6, 89081 in Ulm between 9 am – 5pm workdays).


Plenary Meeting

Plenary meeting on October 27 at 7:30 pm:
Studio Saal of the Sparkasse Bank Ulm
Hans-und-Sophie-Scholl-Platz 2, 89073, Ulm


* legal name: Albert Einstein Discovery Center Ulm e.V.