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Ampere Playground

101 Ave. bet. 92 St. and 83 St.

Queens

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This text is part of Parks’ Historical Signs Project and can be found posted within the park.

This playground honors Andre Ampere (1775-1836), an accomplished French physicist and mathematician who is considered the father of electromagnetic theory. Ampere Avenue, located near Radio Drive and Ohm Avenue in the Bronx, is also named for Andre Ampere. The streets were given electric names after Issac Leopold Rice, president of the Electric Storage Battery Company, donated the land near Ampere Avenue to the City.

Born in Lyon, France on January 20, 1775, Andre Ampere received no formal education. Instead, he learned from his father and by memorizing passages from the encyclopedia. By the time he was 13, Ampere had submitted a paper to the Acadmie de Lyon on the construction of a line that is equal to a specified arclength along a circle. However, due to his isolated education, Ampere was uninformed of current advances in mathematics, and his papers were deemed unworthy of publication.

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Directions to Ampere Playground

  • Ampere Playground (PS 64)
  • Ampere Playground (PS 64)
  • Ampere Playground (PS 64)

Ampere Playground Weather

  • Tue
    Light Snow
    26°F
  • Wed
    Blowing Snow
    30°F
  • Thu
    Chance Light Snow
    29°F
  • Fri
    Chance Flurries
    34°F

7-day forecast

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