A Community of Scholars: Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study (Hardback)Institute for Advanced Study (author), Michael Francis Atiyah (author of contributions), Chantal David (author of contributions), Freeman Dyson (author of contributions), Jane Fulcher (author of contributions), Peter Goddard (author of contributions), Barbara Kowalzig (author of contributions), Wolf Lepenies (author of contributions), Paul Moravec (author of contributions), Joan Wallach Scott (author of contributions)
Hardback 144 Pages / Published: 09/12/2011
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This beautifully illustrated anthology celebrates eighty years of history and intellectual inquiry at the Institute for Advanced Study, one of the world's leading centers for theoretical research. Featuring essays by current and former faculty and members along with photographs by Serge J-F. Levy, the book captures the spirit of curiosity, freedom, and comradeship that is a hallmark of this unique community of scholars. Founded in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and supports fundamental research in the sciences and humanities--the original, often speculative thinking that can transform how we understand our world. Albert Einstein was among the first in a long line of brilliant thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They include Kurt Godel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This volume offers an intimate portrait in words and images of a storied institution that might best be described as a true academic village. The personal reflections collected here--written by leading figures from across the disciplines--bring this exceptional academic institution and its history vibrantly to life. The contributors to this anthology are Michael Atiyah, Chantal David, Freeman Dyson, Jane F. Fulcher, Peter Goddard, Barbara Kowalzig, Wolf Lepenies, Paul Moravec, Joan Wallach Scott, and David H. Weinberg.
Publisher: Princeton University Press
Number of pages: 144
Weight: 595 g
Dimensions: 241 x 229 x 15 mm
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