The topics are either too many or too short, and run abruptly from one to the next.
Reading the book was a delight and although written in the late 80s it still conveys you the special atmosphere that permeates the IAS.
A fascinating look into the every day lives of some of the brightest stars in physics.
William Leonard Pickard got "Who Got Einstein's Office and he absolutely loved it he said.Published 3 months ago by freelin simpkins
Who Got Einstein's Office: Eccentricity and Genius at the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study is a fascinating account of Albert Einstein's time at the hallowed institute - and... Read morePublished on October 16, 2012 by Martina A. Nicolls
Ed Regis' book is a nice account of the scientists and intellectuals associated with the Institute for Advanced Studies (IAS) at Princeton. Read morePublished on August 5, 2012 by Pichierri Fabio
The title was very catchy, and with the photos of 4 geniuses - Einstein, Goedel, von Neumann, and Oppenheimer - on the cover one could be pardoned for having high expectations from... Read morePublished on September 1, 2011 by V. Srinivasa Raghavan
I confess that I only read two chapters of this book before I decided that it was all that I could take. Read morePublished on August 28, 2006 by lector avidus
I'm surprised I didn't know about this book sooner. It was published in 1988 and definitely deserves to be better known. Read morePublished on June 5, 2003 by Magellan
A fine history of The Institute For Advanced Study, endowed as a place that would "permit a haven where scholars and scientists may regard the world and its phenomena as their... Read morePublished on April 30, 2002 by Former Rater
If you are interested in what happened in the 20th century in science, technology, and ultimately history, then you will want to know what happened at the Institute for Advanced... Read morePublished on July 17, 1999