The founding partners provided crucial seed funding to get this project off the ground. Organizers are currently seeking stable funding to allow the Gravity Archive to realize its full potential.
The Archive requires funding in three areas:
Digitization of the Michael Wright archive
This part of the archive involves some 30,000 hours of audio and videotape, going back to the early 1970s, plus some 1.3 million pages of documents, including lectures, correspondence, and other material. This archive has been partially catalogued, but we require additional resources to complete cataloguing, digitize the entire collection, and put it on line.
Scientific papers and interviews
We plan to digitize the scientific papers of the main participants in the gravity revolution from around the world. We also wish to conduct and publish extensive interviews with those participants who are still alive.
The Gravity Archive Centre
Based at UBC, this Research Centre will foster research related to the Archive material. It will involve hiring four permanent faculty, including an internationally respected Director. It would also involve visitor and postdoctoral programs. The faculty would include both members of the Institute and members from other relevant departments at UBC.