Picture of the Week

For week of 6/11/11: Albert Einstein Memorial in Washington, D. C.

Albert Einstein Memorial

Albert Einstein was one of the most prolific intellects in human history. He solved some of the mysteries of the universe at a very young age and revolutionized physics. He developed the theory of relativity and described the equivalence of matter and energy (E=mc2) when he was only 26 years old. This large, bronze statue was erected in 1979 on the grounds of the National Academy of Sciences in Washington, D. C. in his honor.

There is a small (very small) connection between Einstein and Bill's family. Einstein traveled from Europe to New York in 1921 on the ship "Rotterdam IV." As it happens, Bill's grandfather worked on the Rotterdam IV about that time as a cook. It is entirely possible that Bill's grandfather cooked a few meals for Albert Einstein!

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