Sitta von Reden , former Member in the School of Historical Studies, was awarded the Advanced Grant from the European Research Council. The grant is awarded to projects which promise to yield high scientific gain, but also carry high risk. With...
Gillian Tett of the Financial Times reviews The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press), founding Director Abraham Flexner 's influential 1939 essay newly republished with a companion essay by Robbert Dijkgraaf , Director and Leon Levy Professor...
Joseph E. Davis of The Hedgehog Review reflects on The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge (Princeton University Press, March 2017) by founding IAS Director Abraham Flexner with a companion essay by current IAS Director Robbert Dijkgraaf . Davis writes, “Following in Flexner’s...
"Almost every discovery has a long and precarious history. Someone finds a bit here, another a bit there. A third step succeeds later and thus onward till a genius pieces the bits together and makes the decisive contribution."—from the essay “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge.”...