. . . contemplated the universe from Einstein's lap. Only on the Mall can you sit down with one of the greatest minds of science -- and a regular parade of schoolchildren. Sequestered just north of the Lincoln Memorial, the National Academy of Sciences' memorial to Albert Einstein brings the heavens closer to Earth. The bronze genius, holding a sheaf of equations summarizing his major scientific contributions, provides a perfect perch for surveying the universe spread out at his feet: a 28-foot expanse of granite punctuated with more than 2,700 studs signifying the sun, planets and stars. Sitting here, you can't help but appreciate living in the lap of the gods.
Albert Einstein Memorial Statue
National Academy of Sciences grounds
22nd Street and Constitution Avenue SW
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