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The National Academy of Sciences invites you to help honor the legacy of Albert Einstein by sending us your #PhotosWithAlbert. Simply snap a photo of you or your group at the Einstein Memorial Statue and post it to Twitter, Facebook, or Instagram, using the hashtag #PhotosWithAlbert
We'll use your #PhotosWithAlbert by sharing them online and highlighting them for display during the 154th NAS Annual Meeting, April 29 - May 2, 2017. During this meeting, 84 members and 21 foreign associates will be elected based on their scientific research. NAS membership is considered one of the highest honors that a scientist can receive.
Since the statue's unveiling in 1979 it has become the NAS building's most recognizable, visited, and photographed feature. Visitors from around the world enjoy taking their #PhotosWithAlbert. We think this is a wonderful opportunity to share your appreciation for this beloved landmark and honor the legacy of Albert Einstein. We also hope to draw attention to the important work of the National Academy of Sciences, National Academy of Engineering, and National Academy of Medicine.
The bronze sculpture depicts Einstein holding a tablet with equations symbolizing three of his most important scientific contributions. A circular sky map shows the planets, sun, moon and stars positioned as they were when the memorial was dedicated in 1979.
Albert Einstein was elected a foreign associate of the National Academy of Sciences in 1922 and became a member in 1942, two years after he became a naturalized U.S. citizen. To learn more, please visit his member profile.