Institute for Advanced Study

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Overview
Founded in 1930, the Institute for Advanced Study was conceived of high ideals for the future of America and its system of higher education, and was made possible by sibling philanthropists Louis Bamberger and Caroline Bamberger Fuld. Guided by education expert Abraham Flexner, the Bambergers created an independent institution devoted to the pursuit of knowledge. The Institute for Advanced Study opened its arms to scholars "without regard to race, creed, or sex." It provided a haven for Jewish intellectuals fleeing Nazi Germany, including Albert Einstein, who remained on the permanent faculty until his death in 1955, and became the intellectual home of such luminaries as J. Robert Oppenheimer, John von Neumann, Kurt Gödel, Marston Morse, Oswald Veblen, Hermann Weyl, Homer A. Thompson, Erwin Panofsky, George F. Kennan, Clifford Geertz, and Freeman Dyson.
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ISBN: 9780738574097
Format: Paperback
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
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State: New Jersey
Series: Images of America
Images: 191
Pages: 128
Dimensions: 6.5 (w) x 9.25 (h)
Author
Author Linda G. Arntzenius, an independent researcher and oral historian, has drawn upon photographs from the Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center at the Institute for Advanced Study and from the collections of Princeton residents to disclose the prestigious scholarly community that has long been regarded as a cloistered world apart.
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