Nathan Rosen

Nathan Rosen, a Member (1934–36) in the School of Mathematics, coauthored with Albert Einstein the paper "The Particle Problem in the General Theory of Relativity," which introduced the concept of an Einstein-Rosen bridge, or wormwhole, in 1935. That same year, Rosen coauthored the paper "Can Quantum-Mechanical Description of Physical Reality be Considered Complete?" with Einstein and Boris Podolsky, commonly referred to as EPR. The EPR paper pointed out that quantum mechanics had a very funny property later called “quantum entanglement,” a kind of correlation between two distant physical systems currently involved in the work of Professor Juan Maldacena, among others.  

In 2012, Ahmed Almheiri, current Member in the School of Natural Sciences, coauthored a paper that confounded theoretical physicists, sparked attention from the New York Times to Scientific...

In 1935, Albert Einstein and collaborators wrote two papers at the Institute for Advanced Study. One was on quantum mechanics [1] and the other was on black holes [2]. The paper on quantum mechanics is very famous and influential. It pointed out...

"Einstein Attacks Quantum Theory” read the New York Times headline of May 4, 1935. The article continued:

Professor Albert Einstein will attack science’s important theory of quantum mechanics, a theory of which he was a sort...

In the two years I spent at the Institute, 1957–59, I had the opportunity of meeting two of the founders of the quantum theory—Niels Bohr and Paul Dirac. In the case of Bohr, perhaps “meeting” overstates the case. He was a Mem­ber in the spring...