Albert Einstein - Princeton, NJ
Posted by: Groundspeak Charter Member neoc1
N 40° 20.898 W 074° 39.892
18T E 528461 N 4466470
Quick Description: A monument honoring physicist and Nobel Prize recipient Albert Einstein is located on the Princeton Town Hall Green at Stockton Street (Route 27).
Location: New Jersey, United States
Date Posted: 10/17/2012 1:34:23 PM
Waymark Code: WMFGHA
Published By: Groundspeak Regular Member Math Teacher
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Long Description:

A larger than life-sized 2.5' high bronze rough cast bust of Albert Einstein rests on a 6' high granite pedestal near the intersection of Stockton and Bayard Streets in Einstein's adopted hometown of Princeton, NJ. Einstein is wearing his characteristic sweater.

In 1921 the Nobel committee award the Nobel Prize in Physics to Albert Einstein "for his services to Theoretical Physics, and especially for his discovery of the law of the photoelectric effect". His Special and General Theories of Relativity have revolutionized our understanding of the universe.

The front of the pedestal contains a short biography of Einstein and a listing of his accomplishments along with his connection to Princeton.

ALBERT EINSTEIN
1879 - 1955
E = mc2
(1905)
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited whereas imagination
embraces the entire world.
(1929)

Born in Ulm, Germany on March 14, 1879. Albert
Einstein became a resident of Princeton in 1933
residing on Mercer Street until his death in 1955.

Before becoming Professor at the Institute for
Advanced Study, Einstein had already become
famous for his Special Theory of Relativity in
1905 and general Theory of Relativity in
1915-1916 both which explained
fundamental laws of the universe. His name
became synonymous with genius.

A Nobel Laureate in physics, a philosopher, a
humanitarian, an educator and an immigrant,
Albert Einstein left an indelible mark on the
world and expressed tremendous appreciation
for Princeton.

"I am privileged by fate to live here in
Princeton. Einstein wrote "I feel doubly
thankful that there has fallen on my lot a
place for work and a scientific atmosphere
which could not be better or more harmonious."

URL of the statue: [Web Link]

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