Skip to Main Content

Einstein Tosses a Frisbee.

Einstein Tosses a Frisbee

Field review by the editors.

Kalamazoo, Michigan

A gold-tinted statue depicts a slightly bedraggled Albert Einstein having fun while either catching or tossing a Frisbee. Sculpted by Jim Dolan, it's titled "Between Theorems." It was donated to the High-Performance Computational Science Lab at the Western Michigan U. College of Engineering and Applied Sciences by one of its associate professors, who saw the statue at an art show in 2012. The professor originally wanted to stick the statue in his yard. Instead, he gave it to the Lab, which has adopted the Einstein statue as its mascot.

The Frisbee was invented after Einstein's death, which should make the sculpture an impossibility -- but an earlier "pie plate" version of the Frisbee had been around since the 1930s (It has its own statue). Or Einstein simply used one of his equations for a quick time hop.

Einstein Tosses a Frisbee

Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences

Campus Circle, Kalamazoo, MI
Western Michigan University College of Engineering and Applied Sciences. I-94 exit 74B. Drive north on US Hwy 131 for two miles, to exit 36A. Turn right at the end of the ramp, then right again at the first stoplight onto Drake Rd. Drive south, through the next stoplight, onto campus. At the fourth building on the right (tall spire out front) turn right onto Campus Circle. The statue will be on the right, next to the building.
RA Rates:
Worth a Detour
Save to My Sights

Nearby Offbeat Places

Air ZooAir Zoo, Kalamazoo, MI - 5 mi.
Gilmore Car Museum: Drive a Model TGilmore Car Museum: Drive a Model T, Hickory Corners, MI - 17 mi.
Giant Ice Cream ConeGiant Ice Cream Cone, East Leroy, MI - 23 mi.
In the region:
Allegan County Old Jail Museum, Allegan, MI - 22 mi.

More Quirky Attractions in Michigan

Stories, reports and tips on tourist attractions and odd sights in Michigan.

Explore Thousands of Unique Roadside Landmarks!

Strange and amusing destinations in the US and Canada are our specialty. Start here.
Use's Attraction Maps to plan your next road trip.

My Sights

My Sights on Roadside America

Save Cool Vacation Destinations! ...Try My Sights

Mobile Apps

Roadside America app: iPhone, iPad Roadside America app for iPhone, iPad. On-route maps, 1,000s of photos, special research targets! ...More

Roadside Presidents app: iPhone, iPad Roadside Presidents app for iPhone, iPad. POTUS landmarks, oddities. ...More

Michigan Latest Tips and Stories

Latest Visitor Tips

Sight of the Week

Sight of the Week

Punk Rock Museum, Las Vegas, Nevada (Dec 4-10, 2023)

SotW Archive

USA and Canada Tips and Stories

More Sightings

Favorite Quirky City Sights