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Author: Michael Francis AtiyahChantal DavidFreeman DysonJane FulcherPeter GoddardAll 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, ©2011
Material Type: Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: 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; Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)
ISBN: 9781400839797 1400839793 9780691151366 0691151369
OCLC Number: 763158147
Description: 1 online resource (129 pages)
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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