A very unusual monument to the great and unique physicists Albert Einstein and Niels Bohr is installed in the Muzeon Art Park. According to the idea of the creator of the sculpture – Vladimir Lemport – these outstanding scientists in the park sit quietly on a bench and smoke pipes. Although the image looks somewhat caricatured, the proportions of the body are preserved, and the faces are clearly similar. Again, the traditional pipes for them emphasize the similarity. So even a somewhat non-standard manner of performance is not devoid of realism.
Both scientists made an invaluable contribution to the development of science
Einstein with his insight, the search for contradictions, which he used for the next step in the development of science, Bohr with his amazing intuition, which went ahead of known knowledge. At the same time, they were friends and tireless disputants, figuring out who understood the nature of light more correctly. But, in the end, both geniuses turned out to be right, and light really moves both in separate particles and in a wave. So it is confirmed that truth is born in controversy. And this non-standard aluminum monument seems to offer to sit on the lap of scientists in order to gain their patience and thirst for knowledge.
Einstein created the theory of relativity, is one of the founders of modern theoretical physics, and contributed to quantum physics. In 1921 he became a Nobel laureate in physics and has many other awards. And as a public figure, he is widely known. He owns more than three hundred scientific works, he wrote more than 150 articles and books on the history of science and journalism.
Danish physicist Niels Henrik David Bohr also stood at the origins of modern physics, is also known as a public figure. He received the Nobel Prize in Physics in 1922. He created the quantum theory of the atom. And indeed the foundations of quantum mechanics were developed with his direct participation. He also dealt with the issues of elementary particles, the theory of the atomic nucleus, nuclear reactions.
The monument is located in the Park of Arts “Muzeon” at 10 Krymsky Val, you can get there by metro, getting off at the station “Oktyabrskaya” or “Park Kultury”.