Saturday, March 14, 2015

Scientist: Albert Einstein - Princeton, NJ

Albert Einstein
Princeton, NJ

N 40° 20.898 W 074° 39.892

Short Description:

A monument honoring Nobel Prize recipient Albert Einstein is located on the Princeton Town Hall Green at Stockton Street (Route 27).

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.

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".

The front of the pedestal contains a short biography of Einstein. The third paragraph lists his accomplishments starting with the phrase "A Nobel Laureate in physics, ..."

1879 - 1955
E = mc2
Imagination is more important than knowledge.
Knowledge is limited whereas imagination
embraces the entire world.

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." 

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