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... Seen the National Academy of Sciences Memorial

Sunday, March 24, 2002; Page C02

. . . 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.

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Albert Einstein Memorial Statue

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