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 from...
“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, from the...
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 a...
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 the...
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.