A Community of Scholars: Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study (60th Anniversary Edition)

A Community of Scholars: Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study (60th Anniversary Edition)

Institute for Advanced Study


This fantastically illustrated anthology celebrates 80 years of background and highbrow inquiry on the Institute for complicated examine, one of many world's major facilities for theoretical learn. that includes essays via present and previous college and participants besides pictures via Serge J-F. Levy, the publication captures the spirit of interest, freedom, and comradeship that may be a hallmark of this special group of scholars.

Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and helps primary examine within the sciences and humanities--the unique, frequently speculative pondering that could rework how we comprehend our international. Albert Einstein used to be one of the first in a protracted line of magnificent thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They comprise Kurt Gödel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This quantity deals an intimate portrait in phrases and photographs of a storied establishment that will top be defined as a real educational village. the non-public reflections amassed here--written by way of major figures from around the disciplines--bring this unparalleled educational establishment and its historical past vibrantly to existence.

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