Kurt Gödel

The Institute for Advanced Study, since its founding in 1930, has provided an unbiased environment for international scholars to pursue vital and groundbreaking work in the sciences and humanities. Its mission is to recruit the world’s most prominent scholars, “in the spirit of America at...
"Ultimately," Siobhan Roberts notes, "Gödel came to be compared not only to his friend Albert Einstein but also to Franz Kafka. Such was the nature of his contribution—only a handful of theorems, but all of them monumental and fantastical." A frequent Director's Visitor...