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The Albert Einstein Memorial | by Bernt Rostad
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The Albert Einstein Memorial

On the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington DC, partly hidden by trees and bushes, one may find the Albert Einstein Memorial with a bronze statue of a sitting Albert Einstein with an open "book" where his most famous equations are enscribed: The theory of General Relativity, the quantum behavior of light and his most famous, E=MC^2.

 

At his feet, the celestial map is made out of granite from Larvik, Norway, the 2700 stars on the map are made out of small metal studs.

 

The monument was unveiled on April 22, 1979, in honor of the centennial of the great scientist's birth.

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Taken on May 10, 2009