Albert Einstein Monument,
Opened on June 3, 2015
The Albert Einstein monument was coincided with two anniversaries: the 100th anniversary of the publication of "Theory of Relativity" and the 60th anniversary of the great scientist’s death. The initiator of sculpture installation was Mark Zilberquit, Director of Russian Charity Fund named after P. I. Chaikovsky. The sculpture has been installed in the territory of Hebrew University in Jerusalem. The scientist bequeathed all his letters and manuscripts, as well as copyright for commercial exploitation of his name to this university.
The great scientist’s personality was indifferent to Georgy Frangulyan: according to the latter, Einstein ruined his life. During the monument opening, the sculptor explained his biased attitude to the scientist: at his school time, Einstein was subject of popular adoration; portraits of the scientist were in almost every intellectual home. As a student of physics and mathematics school, Georgy Frangulyan strongly felt this influence. One day, he realized that he would never be Einstein. Having realized this fact, he left big science for art. At the same time, the sculptor admitted that he fully understands: whatever he may create as the artist, including the Einstein monument, he has always understood that everything was relative.
The sculpture is 2.5 meters high. It is located in front of the National Library of Israel on "Givat Ram" campus territory. One gets the impression that the scientist walks through the territory of the University with the favorite smoking pipe in his hand. This is the first monument of the scientist in Israel.