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

By Institute for Advanced Study

This fantastically illustrated anthology celebrates 80 years of historical past and highbrow inquiry on the Institute for complex research, one of many world's top facilities for theoretical examine. that includes essays via present and previous school and individuals in addition to pictures by way of Serge J-F. Levy, the booklet captures the spirit of interest, freedom, and comradeship that may be a hallmark of this targeted neighborhood of scholars.

Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and helps primary learn within the sciences and humanities--the unique, usually speculative pondering which may remodel how we comprehend our international. Albert Einstein was once one of the first in a protracted line of excellent thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They contain Kurt Gödel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This quantity bargains an intimate portrait in phrases and pictures of a storied establishment that would most sensible be defined as a real educational village. the non-public reflections amassed here--written by means of prime figures from around the disciplines--bring this remarkable educational establishment and its background vibrantly to existence.

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