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Albert Einstein Memorial


A 21-foot-tall statue of Albert Einstein sits near the National Academy of Sciences. The memorial was dedicated on April 22, 1979, in honor of the centennial of his birth. A star map set in granite at the statue's feet shows the position of the Sun, Moon, planets, and stars on the date of the memorial's dedication. In the statue's left hand is a piece of paper showing three significant mathematical equations: the photoelectric effect, the theory of general relativity, and equivalence of energy and matter.

Fun Fact: Albert Einstein was named "Person of the Century" by Time magazine in 1999.

Photo source: Carol M. Highsmith

Next: Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial

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