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A Community of Scholars : Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study.

Author: Institute for Advanced StudyMichael Francis AtiyahChantal DavidFreeman DysonJane FulcherAll authors
Publisher: Princeton : Princeton University Press, 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 members and faculty 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  Read more...
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A Community of Scholars : Impressions of the Institute for Advanced Study
Princeton : Princeton University Press, c2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Institute for Advanced Study; Michael Francis Atiyah; Chantal David; Freeman Dyson; Jane Fulcher; Peter Goddard; Barbara Kowalzig; Wolf Lepenies; Paul Moravec; Joan Wallach Scott; David H Weinberg; Serge J-F Levy
ISBN: 9781400839797 1400839793
OCLC Number: 763158147
Description: 1 online resource (129 p.)
Contents: Cover; A Community of Scholars; Title; Copyright; Contents; A Paradise for Scholars? Peter Goddard; The Institute for Advanced Study; Eighty Years On Michael Atiyah; Historical Times Barbara Kowalzig; Warmth amid the Cold Chantal David; Unusual Business Wolf Lepenies; Essential Exchanges Jane F. Fulcher; Looking for Leaders Freeman Dyson; Shaping Time Paul Moravec; The Interlocutors Joan Wallach Scott; Night Owls and Early Birds David H. Weinberg; Index of Photographs; Biographies.

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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 members and faculty 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 th.

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