Freeman Dyson

Freeman Dyson first came to the Institute as a Member in 1948 and was appointed a Professor in 1953. He has made highly original and important contributions to an astonishing range of topics, from number theory to adaptive optics. His work on quantum electrodynamics marked an epoch in physics, and the techniques he used form the foundation for most modern theoretical work in elementary particle physics and the quantum many-body problem.

A sign and eight low buildings pass
unnoticed in a field the size of Central
Park: a wall-flower by a college town.
Wandering its halls, one chair offices,
bare egg white walls, nothing stands out until
I reach a lounge where mathematical