Oppenheimer

Jeremy Bernstein , Member in the School of Mathematics/Natural Sciences from 1957–1959, gives a personal account of his time at the Institute, third IAS Director J. Robert Oppenheimer , whom he calls a "man of fashion in physics," and the field of theoretical...
Kai Bird of the New York Times reviews Professor Emeritus Freeman Dyson 's Maker of Patterns: An Autobiography Through Letters (Liveright, 2018), writing: "He knew Albert Einstein , Richard Feynman, Julian Schwinger and, well, just about anyone worth knowing in the...

In the Media

March 01, 2018
December 7, 1947 Cornell University, Ithaca, New York Yesterday I had a talk with [Hans] Bethe about my future. . . . He said I should spend the second year at Princeton with [J. Robert] Oppenheimer, and that Oppenheimer would be glad to look after...
One gets the sense that Freeman Dyson has seen everything. It’s not just that at 92 he’s had a front row seat on scientific breakthroughs for the past century, or that he’s been friends and colleagues with many of the giants of 20th-century...