Albert Einstein Memorial

Albert Einstein Memorial outside of the National Academy of Sciences Building in Washington, D.C. (2013)
Replica of the 1979 monument in the academy garden of the Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities.
Replica of the monument at the Georgia Institute of Technology.
The Einstein Memorial seen from the side.

Monumental bronze statue by sculptor Robert Berks, depicting Albert Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand.

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Robert Berks

American sculptor, industrial designer and planner.

Louis Brandeis statue at Brandeis University (1956)
Bust of John F. Kennedy located at the Kennedy Center (1971)

He created hundreds of bronze sculptures and monuments including the Mary McLeod Bethune Memorial, and the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, D.C.

National Mall

Landscaped park within the National Mall and Memorial Parks, an official unit of the United States National Park System.

The National Mall in March 2010, facing east from above the Potomac River
National Mall proper and adjacent areas (April 2002). The Mall had a grassy lawn flanked on each side by unpaved paths and rows of American elm trees as its central feature. (Numbers in the image correspond to numbers in the list of landmarks, museums and other features below.)
Andrew Downing Jackson Urn in May 2012
June 2004 view from the United States Capitol, facing west across the National Mall towards the Washington Monument
Facing east on the National Mall, as viewed near the 1300 block of Jefferson Drive, S.W. in April 2010. Rows of American elm trees line the sides of a path traversing the length of the Mall.
West side of the U.S. Capitol building (September 2013)
The Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool in July 2005, facing east towards the Washington Monument
The view of the Lincoln Memorial from the Reflecting Pool in April 2007.
National World War II Memorial (July 2017)
The west side of the Jefferson Pier in April 2011, with the Washington Monument in the background.
Rows of young American elm trees on the National Mall, looking east from the top of the Washington Monument circa 1942
This view from the top of the Washington Monument shows rows of elm trees lining the Reflecting Pool (November 2014).
Portrait of the Mall and vicinity looking northwest from southeast of the U.S. Capitol circa 1846-1855, showing stables in the foreground, the Washington City Canal behind them, the Capitol on the right and the Smithsonian "Castle", the Washington Monument and the Potomac River in the distant left.
The Lockkeeper's House in 2018, looking northwest
Route of the Washington City Canal, showing the Mall (1851)
The Smithsonian Institution Building ("The Castle") in February 2007, looking north from the Enid A. Haupt Garden
The National Mall was the centerpiece of the 1902 McMillan Plan. A central open vista traversed the length of the Mall.
Eastward view of the National Mall from the top of the Washington Monument in 1918. The three structures and two chimneys crossing the Mall are temporary World War I buildings A, B and C and parts of their central power plant.
Westward view from the top of the Washington Monument in 1943 or 1944 during World War II. In the foreground, temporary buildings on the Washington Monument grounds house the Navy's Bureau of Ships. The Main Navy and Munitions Buildings stand to the right of the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool. Temporary buildings to the left of the Reflecting Pool house the Navy's Bureau of Supplies and Accounts.
Uncle Beazley on the National Mall between 1980 and 1994
National Park Service map showing the National Mall's designated reserve area referenced in the 2003 Commemorative Works Clarification and Revision Act
Barricade blocking walkway adjacent to the Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool during the 2013 federal government shutdown, looking east toward the Washington Monument undergoing repair
Aerial view of the Mall facing west between 1980 and 1999
Looking east from the top of the Washington Monument towards the National Mall and the United States Capitol in December 1999
2007 aerial view of Capitol Hill and the National Mall, facing west
Inlay of L'Enfant Plan in Freedom Plaza, looking northwest in June 2005 from the observation deck in the Old Post Office Building Clock Tower
John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts (June 2010)
National Christmas Tree (November 28, 2018)
A Christmas tree in front of the Capitol in December of 2013.
Tidal Basin and Jefferson Memorial at dusk, facing south in October 2011.
L'Enfant Promenade (August 2013)
1963 March on Washington for Jobs and Freedom on the National Mall facing east from the Lincoln Memorial
The first inauguration of Barack Obama on January 20, 2009, facing west from the Capitol
Independence Day fireworks display between the Washington Monument and the Lincoln Memorial, July 4, 1986
The April 9, 1939, concert by Marian Anderson, facing east from the Lincoln Memorial
Britney Spears performs during the "NFL Kickoff Live from the National Mall Presented by Pepsi Vanilla" concert, September 4, 2003
The Concert for Valor on the National Mall on November 11, 2014, looking west from the United States Capitol grounds
The Smithsonian station on the Washington Metro in 2005
1863 photograph of the National Mall and vicinity during the Civil War, looking west towards the U.S. Botanical Garden, Washington City Canal, Gas Works, railroad tracks, Washington Armory, and Armory Square Hospital buildings. The Smithsonian Institution Building, the uncompleted Washington Monument (behind the Smithsonian's building), and the Potomac River are in the background.
The Victorian landscaping and architecture of the Mall looking east from the top of the Washington Monument, showing the influence of the Downing Plan and Adolph Cluss on the National Mall circa 1904. The Department of Agriculture Building, and above it, "The Castle", are in the foreground. A railroad route leading to a shed attached to the Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station (not visible) crosses the Mall behind the Arts and Industry Building, the Army Medical Center, and the Armory.
View looking north of the National Mall with the Treasury Building in the background in April 1865.
View the National Mall with its livestock and the Treasury Building in the background in April 1865.
Looking east from the top of the Washington Monument towards the United States Capitol in the summer of 1901. The Mall exhibited the Victorian-era landscape of winding paths and random plantings that Andrew Jackson Downing designed in the 1850s
The Armory as a hospital during the Civil War
Department of Agriculture Building (circa 1895)
<center>Center Market circa 1875, looking northwest from The Mall</center>
Center Market between 1910 and 1930, looking southwest from 7th Street NW (at left)
Arts and Industries Building, looking southwest (March 2017)
Baltimore and Potomac Railroad station, looking southwest from 6th Street NW (at bottom and left)
Army Medical Museum and Library, looking northeast from Independence Avenue SW
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool before reconstruction (April 2010)
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool undergoing reconstruction (June 2011)
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool undergoing reconstruction (December 2011)
Lincoln Memorial Reflecting Pool after reconstruction (May 2016)
Axis of National Mall before restoration (July 2012)
Axis of National Mall undergoing restoration (April 2015)
Axis of National Mall undergoing restoration (October 2015)
Axis of National Mall after restoration (September 2016)
Aerial view of National Mall, Looking South

Albert Einstein Memorial

Outdoor sculpture in Washington, D.C.

There are many outdoor sculptures in Washington, D.C. In addition to the capital's most famous monuments and memorials, many figures recognized as national heroes (either in government or military) have been posthumously awarded with his or her own statue in a park or public square.

The bronze statue of George Henry Thomas is considered one of the finest equestrian monuments in Washington, D.C.
Fountain in Dupont Circle

Albert Einstein at the Albert Einstein Memorial, 21st Street and Constitution Avenue NW

National Mall and Memorial Parks

Administrative unit of the National Park Service (NPS) encompassing many national memorials and other areas in Washington, D.C. Federally owned and administered parks in the capital area date back to 1790, some of the oldest in the United States.

Albert Einstein Memorial

Culture of Washington, D.C.

Reflected in its status as the capital of the United States and the presence of its federal government, its predominantly Black population, and role as the largest city in the Chesapeake Bay region.

Jefferson Memorial at dusk
Smithsonian Castle
National Museum of the American Indian
Mt. St. Sepulchre Franciscan Monastery
Kennedy Center
Capital One Arena, home of the Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals
Ben's Chili Bowl in U Street

Other notable points of interest near the Mall include the Jefferson Memorial, Lincoln Memorial, Franklin Delano Roosevelt Memorial, National World War II Memorial, Korean War Veterans Memorial, Vietnam Veterans Memorial, the District of Columbia War Memorial and the Albert Einstein Memorial.

List of awards and honors received by Albert Einstein

Awarded the 1921 Nobel Prize in Physics, "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect".

Israeli postage stamp (1956).
U.S. postage stamp (1966).

The Albert Einstein Memorial in central Washington, D.C. is a monumental bronze statue depicting Einstein seated with manuscript papers in hand.

1979 in the United States

Events from the year 1979 in the United States.

April 1: President Jimmy Carter leaving Three Mile Island for Middletown, Pennsylvania
Cristela Alonzo
Aaliyah
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jordan Peele
Oscar Isaac
Adam Levine
Norah Jones
Kourtney Kardashian
Kate Hudson
Lance Bass
Rosario Dawson
Maggie Q
Morena Baccarin
Pete Wentz
Chris Pratt
Kevin Hart
Jayma Mays
Mike Vogel
B.J. Novak
Jason Momoa
Aaron Paul
Pink
Dave Annable
Rachael Leigh Cook
Ne-Yo
John Krasinski
Lamar Odom
Cote de Pablo
Joel Kinnaman
Sara Bareilles
Adam Brody
Zach Hill
Josh Hawley
Nelson Rockefeller
Sid Vicious
Edgar Buchanan
Mary Pickford
John Wayne
Robert Burns Woodward
Jean Seberg
Mamie Eisenhower
Richard Rodgers
Bam Margera
Chris Daughtry

April 22 – The Albert Einstein Memorial is unveiled at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, DC.

1979

January 1

Jagmeet Singh
Cristela Alonzo
Sarah Polley
Siti Nurhaliza
Aaliyah
Svetlana Khorkina
Wiley
Valentín Elizalde
Tawakkol Karman
Irina Slutskaya
Jesse Spencer
Valentino Rossi
Jennifer Love Hewitt
Jordan Peele
Ricardo Rosselló
Melina Perez
Oscar Isaac
Adam Levine
Lee Pace
Norah Jones
Jesse Carmichael
Heath Ledger
Sophie Ellis-Bextor
Claire Danes
Jennifer Morrison
Luke Evans
Kourtney Kardashian
Kate Hudson
Lance Bass
Jon Montgomery
Rosario Dawson
Mickey Madden
Maggie Q
Ashley Massaro
Morena Baccarin
Anna Torv
Robyn
Chris Pratt
Mindy Kaling
Ryan Tedder
Felicia Day
Matisyahu
Kevin Hart
Scott Porter
Laura Benanti
Jayma Mays
Mike Vogel
Marielle Franco
Rose Byrne
Mageina Tovah
Michelle Williams
Jason Momoa
Evangeline Lilly
Maria Haukaas Mittet
JoAnna Garcia
Peter Browngardt
Aaron Paul
Júlio César
Pink
Dave Annable
Amy Davidson
Flo Rida
Taavi Rõivas
Bam Margera
Rachael Leigh Cook
Aaron Ashmore
Shawn Ashmore
Kristanna Loken
Jawed Karim
Chris O'Dowd
John Krasinski
Lamar Odom
Cote de Pablo
Mpule Kwelagobe
Neeti Mohan
Kelly Brook
Joel Kinnaman
Sabina Babayeva
Eric Bauza
Sara Bareilles
Adam Brody
Nelson Rockefeller
Sid Vicious
José María Velasco Ibarra
Zulfikar Ali Bhutto
Mary Pickford
John Wayne
Shin'ichirō Tomonaga
Gustavo Diaz Ordaz
John Diefenbaker
Mika Waltari
Jean Seberg
Agostinho Neto
Gracie Fields
Park Chung-hee
Merle Oberon
Hafizullah Amin
Richard Rodgers
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April 22 – The Albert Einstein Memorial is unveiled at the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D.C.

North Carolina Granite Corporation Quarry Complex

Historic granite quarry and national historic district located at Mount Airy, Surry County, North Carolina.

Granite Works, Mt. Airy, N.C., 1906

Granite from the quarry was used to build the United States Bullion Depository at Fort Knox, the Arlington Memorial Bridge in Washington, the Wright Brothers National Memorial at Kitty Hawk, and the Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington.