In 1981, a group of French pediatricians published a paper about
a case of lead poisoning in the Archives Françaises de
Pédiatrie. The clinical history of a five-year-old boy
named Mammar was described in detail. He had been suffering
“The Jewish Political Tradition” is now a
twenty-year-old project. Together with colleagues from Israel, all
of whom have spent time here at the Institute, I have been working
on it since the late 1980s. Menachem Lorberbaum and Noam Zohar,
In 2004, a Member of the Classics section of the School of
Historical Studies I was chatting with told me that some badly
burnt papyri dating from the sixth century had been found in a
church during excavations at Petra in Jordan. Modern
The recovery of Mesopotamian mathematics was pioneered in the
early thirties by Otto Neugebauer (1899-1990), an eminent Member of
the Institute for Advanced Study whose association with the
Institute spanned forty-five years. Neugebauer began his...
The splendid portrait of Erwin Panofsky, late Professor in the
School of Historical Studies, installed in the Institute’s
Historical Studies–Social Science Library, was commissioned
from Philip Pearlstein in 1993. The portrait was the result of
On November 20, 1958, J. Robert Oppenheimer (right), Director
(1947–66) of the Institute for Advanced Study, and George F.
Kennan (center), then Professor in the School of Historical Studies
and former Ambassador to Russia, conferred with nine...
Andrew Granville, a Member in the School of Mathematics,
describes the origins and making of an experimental work that
blurred the boundaries between pure mathematics, film, and live
performance. It premiered in Wolfensohn Hall on December
According to the conventional account, American lawyers and
judges from the 1870s through the 1920s believed in “legal
formalism”—that law is a comprehensive and logically
ordered body of rules and principles and judges mechanically deduce
If two such great thinkers as Bohr and Einstein, who had such a high regard for each other, could be brought together for a prolonged period, would not something emerge of great value to all of us? This thought and this hope animated the guiding spirits of the Princeton Institute for Advanced Study to invite Niels Bohr to come as a guest of the Institute for the entire spring semester of 1939.