Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study

Pursuit of Genius: Flexner, Einstein, and the Early Faculty at the Institute for Advanced Study

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by Steve Batterson
     
 

"The Institute for Advanced Study occupies a unique position among institutions of higher learning. An account of its early years is long overdue, so the appearance of the present volume, during the 75th anniversary of the Institute's founding, is most welcome. Batterson has mined the Institute's archives to provide a detailed and unvarnished account of the

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"The Institute for Advanced Study occupies a unique position among institutions of higher learning. An account of its early years is long overdue, so the appearance of the present volume, during the 75th anniversary of the Institute's founding, is most welcome. Batterson has mined the Institute's archives to provide a detailed and unvarnished account of the backstage conflicts and intrigue that attended the Institute's growth and determined its future. Those unfamiliar with the Institute will learn how one man's vision shaped a couple's philanthropy and created a haven for scholars in the midst of the Great Depression. Equally, those who have had the privilege of Institute membership will enhance their appreciation of the intellectual leaders who made their own Institute experiences possible." —-John W. Dawson, Jr., author of Logical Dilemmas: The Life and Work of Kurt Gödel

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781568812595
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
08/15/2006
Pages:
314
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.20(d)

Table of Contents

1Abraham Flexner, Daniel Coit Gilman, and the Johns Hopkins template1
2The Rockefeller models15
3Funding dreams31
4Deciding where to start55
5The first hires81
6Flexner and Veblen build the school of mathematics119
7Launching the other schools159
8Competing for resources189
9Mounting a coup215
10Fast forward239

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