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By Serge J-F. Levy, Michael Francis Atiyah et al.

ISBN-10: 0691151369

ISBN-13: 9780691151366

Members: Serge J-F. Levy, Michael Francis Atiyah, Chantal David, Freeman Dyson, Jane Fulcher, Peter Goddard, Barbara Kowalzig, Wolf Lepenies, Paul Moravec, Joan Wallach Scott, David H. Weinberg

This superbly illustrated anthology celebrates 80 years of historical past and highbrow inquiry on the Institute for complicated learn, one of many world's prime facilities for theoretical examine. that includes essays by way of present and previous college and participants besides images through Serge J-F. Levy, the ebook captures the spirit of interest, freedom, and comradeship that could be a hallmark of this detailed neighborhood of scholars.

based in 1930 in Princeton, New Jersey, the institute encourages and helps basic learn within the sciences and humanities--the unique, usually speculative pondering that could rework how we comprehend our global. Albert Einstein was once one of the first in an extended line of tremendous thinkers to be affiliated with the institute. They contain Kurt Gödel, George Kennan, J. Robert Oppenheimer, Erwin Panofsky, Homer A. Thompson, John von Neumann, and Hermann Weyl. This quantity deals an intimate portrait in phrases and pictures of a storied establishment that would most sensible be defined as a real educational village. the non-public reflections accrued here--written by way of best figures from around the disciplines--bring this unprecedented educational establishment and its background vibrantly to life.

The participants 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.

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It was also the cafeteria. I remember fondly candlelight discussions the eightieth anniversary of the founding of the Institute, with friends and thinking about mathematics wrapped in a and the photographer Serge Levy had been invited by Peter blanket at night; and the fantastic salmon dinner cooked on Goddard to illustrate “a year at the Institute” to commemo- the gas stove under dozens of candles by a colleague from rate this milestone. Every member would come to feel a bit France who was visiting after the storm in March.

At Glen Bower- a time when cultural history was experiencing a significant sock’s invitation I presented my material on the Honeg- revival, there was a need for a series that could avail the ger opera in Occupied Paris to a meeting of the American growing momentum of research into music by both his- Philosophical Society. Then, during my second semester at torians and musicologists, one designed specifically for the Institute, the Princeton University Department of His- scholars in these disciplines who study music within its cul- tory (under the impetus of Theodore Rabb) sponsored an tural, intellectual, political, and social contexts.

It has since international conference on “Opera and Society,” bringing become a flourishing series, fostering works that employ together leading historians and musicologists. Not only did a new synthesis of theoretical perspectives and method- I present a paper but so did my colleague at the Institute ologies, works that draw not only from the “new cultural that year, the musicologist Ellen Harris, a noted scholar of history” and the culturally interpretive “new musicology” Handel at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

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