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Pursuit of genius : Flexner, Einstein, and the early faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study

Author: Steve Batterson
Publisher: Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2006.
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Genre/Form: Electronic books
History
Additional Physical Format: Print version:
Batterson, Steve, 1950-
Pursuit of genius.
Wellesley, Mass. : A K Peters, ©2006
(DLC) 2005057416
Material Type: Biography, Document, Internet resource
Document Type: Internet Resource, Computer File
All Authors / Contributors: Steve Batterson
ISBN: 9781439864258 143986425X
OCLC Number: 560222600
Description: 1 online resource (xi, 301 pages) : illustrations
Contents: 1. Abraham Flexner, Daniel Coit Gilman, and the Johns Hopkins template --
2. The Rockefeller models --
3. Funding dreams --
4. Deciding where to start --
5. The first hires --
6. Flexner and Veblen build the school of mathematics --
7. Launching the other schools --
8. Competing for resources --
9. Mounting a coup --
10. Fast forward.
Responsibility: Steve Batterson.

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