From Publishers Weekly
Regis "presents an absorbing, often amusing and scientifically demanding" study of the institute that housed 14 Nobel laureates et al. PW asserted that "this is a bravo biography of a fabulous home, sanctuary and study-hall for geniuses working at the extremes of thought." Illustrated.
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From Library Journal
Institutions, their personnel, and the projects of these individual are a fascinating subject. Regis has chosen to examine the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, defty following it and its faculty from germination to the present. He focuses on two of the four Institute schools, Mathematics and Natural Science, with little mention of the less famous schools of Historical Studies and Social Science. The scientific lives he narrates include revealing bits of personal information while concentrating on succinct and very readable explanations of their work and its relation to the larger scientific community. Topics range from transcendental numbers to cellular automata. Highly recommended. Michael D. Cramer, Virgina Polytechnica Inst. & State Univ. Lib., Blacksburg
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