J. Robert Oppenheimer: The Princeton Years

"For three days last April, the Institute for Advanced Study resembled its 1950s self. Vintage cars were parked outside. Actors Cillian Murphy, Matt Damon, and Robert Downey Jr. were spotted in and around Fuld Hall and Olden Manor, wearing mid-century-appropriate clothing.

These actors and accompanying crew had descended upon the Institute—one of the world’s foremost centers for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry—to shoot scenes for a feature film about J. Robert Oppenheimer, the famed theoretical physicist and the Institute’s director from 1947 to 1966."

Read more about Oppenheimer's life and recollections from locals about his time living in Princeton at Princeton Magazine.