“As an eternal graduate student, a ‘rebel’ in his own words, Dyson was unafraid to question everything and everybody. It is not surprising that his young colleagues inspired him the most. Not only was Dyson perfectly happy to be friends with people who disagreed with him, he proved at every stage of life to embrace the curiosity and idealism of youth. Perhaps he understood better than most that progress stems from disagreement more than agreement.”
Robbert Dijkgraaf, IAS Director and Leon Levy Professor, remembers Freeman J. Dyson, the legendary physicist, writer, and fearless intellectual explorer who served on the Faculty in the School of Natural Sciences at the Institute for over 65 years.
Read more at the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences.