PHYSICS: Albert Einstein 1921 - Washington, D.C.
Posted by: Groundspeak Regular Member Hikenutty
N 38° 53.545 W 077° 02.906
18S E 322346 N 4306832
Quick Description: This large figurative sculpture of Einstein can be found in front of the Academy of Sciences building (near the Lincoln Memorial). It is a memorial to him and his amazing contributions to the world of Physics.
Location: District of Columbia, United States
Date Posted: 6/23/2008 1:52:23 PM
Waymark Code: WM41EH
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member silverquill
Views: 109

Long Description:
In 1921, Albert Einstein was awarded the Nobel Prize for Physics for the first of his three papers, each developing a new branch of Physics. The paper described light to be a stream of energy particles, called "quanta", and started the field of Quantum Physics.

He went on to develop the Theory of Relativity in his second, groundbreaking paper, and his third was about Brownian Motion - the irregular movement of particles in a liquid or gas.

The memorial is located in front of the Academy of Sciences, an organization that was chartered by Abraham Lincoln in 1863. It was sculpted by the well know figurative sculptor, Robert Berks, who is probably most famous for his bust of John F. Kennedy that can be seen at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C. From head to toe, the Einstein sculpture measures 21 feet tall and weighs 7,000 pounds. At Einsteins feet, much of the visible universe is displayed in a 28 foot sky map of emerald pearl granite embedded with metal studs.
Field of Accomplishment: Physics

Year of Award: 1921

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