Oppenheimer’s legacy brought Christopher Nolan to N.J. Inside the institute he called home.

David Nirenberg "walks in Oppenheimer’s shoes. “My office is Oppenheimer’s office, and my desk is Oppenheimer’s desk,” he says. Nirenberg, a historian, author and expert in medieval studies and religion, is the director of the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. Famous theoretical physicist J. Robert Oppenheimer, known as the “father” of the atomic bomb, held the same job from 1947 to 1966."

Under Oppenheimer's leadership, the Institute became "a space where humanity could think about the consequences of what it had created and how to regulate, come to terms with, use and protect against new technology." In the current age of AI, this role is needed "as much today as ever."

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