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Albert Einstein Memorial

2101 Constitution Ave NW, Washington, District of Columbia 20037 USA

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“in memory of Albert Einstein”

The memorial to Albert Einstein, situated in an elm and holly grove in the southwest corner of the Academy grounds, was unveiled at the Academy's annual meeting, April 22, 1979, in honor of the centennial of the great scientist's birth. Einstein is depicted seated on a three-step bench of Mount Airy (North Carolina) white granite. The bronze figure, weighing approximately 4 tons, is 12 feet in height. Three caissons, totaling 135 tons, sunk in bedrock to a depth of 23 to 25 feet, support the monument. In its left hand, the figure holds a paper with mathematical equations summarizing three of Einstein's most important scientific contributions: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and the equivalence of energy and matter. 

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hannah-banana1.000

  • 4 Reviews
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May 10, 2021
Rated 3.0

Wasn’t blown away by it... Park was nice to walk around. I loved that they added some comic relief and put a mask on Albert. Made me smile... wonder if he gets a Santa hat in December..?

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Shelby

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January 18, 2019
Rated 3.0

A little off the national mall this statue has such wonderful details.

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Albert Einstein Memorial

2101 Constitution Ave NW
Washington, District of Columbia
20037 USA

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  • Sun - Sat: 10:00 am - 5:30 pm

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