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

Address:
Campus Circle, Kalamazoo, MI
Directions:
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.
Admission:
Free
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