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Institutional History

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Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

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Dates

May 20, 1930 – present

Authorized Form of Name

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, N.J.)

Additional Forms of Names

Bamberger and Mrs. Felix Fuld Foundation

IAS

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton)

Institute for Advanced Study (Princeton, New Jersey)

Louis Bamberger and Mrs. Felix Fuld Foundation

Institutional History

Abstract

The Institute for Advanced Study - Louis Bamberger amd Mrs. Felix Fuld Foundation was founded in 1930. It was founded on two principles: 1) those individuals who work at the Institute should be selected on the basis of their abilities alone and with no regard to race, creed, or gender; and 2) the Institute should enable the curiosity-driven pursuit of knowledge with no view to its immediate utility or the expectation of meeting predetermined goals. The Institute is comprised of the schools of historical studies, mathematics, natural sciences, and social science.

Institute directors

1930-39, Abraham Flexner.

1939-47, Frank Aydelotte.

1947-66, J. Robert Oppenheimer.

1966-76, Carl Kaysen.

1976-87, Harry Woolf.

1987-91, Marvin Goldberger.

1991-03, Phillip Griffiths.

2004-12, Peter Goddard.

2012-present, Robbert Dijkgraaf.

Important Dates

May 20, 1930Certificate of incorporation for the "Institute for Advanced Study - Louis Bamberger and Mrs. Felix Fuld Foundation" was filed with the State of New Jersey, Princeton (N.J.).

1931 – 1957John von Neumann was on staff.

1932Creation of the School of Mathematics, the Institute's first school, Princeton (N.J.).

1932 – 1955Albert Einstein was on staff.

1933 – 1955Hermann Weyl was on staff.

1935 – 1977H. Marston Morse was on staff.

1936 – 1936Stanislaw Ulam was on staff.

1936 – 1938Eugene Feenberg was on staff.

1937 – 1946Valentine Bargmann was on staff.

1945 – 1948Irving Segal was on staff.

1947 – 1967J. Robert Oppenheimer was on staff.

1948 – 1949Jack Steinberger was on staff.

1948 – 1949Kenneth Watson was on staff.

1948 – 1949Freeman Dyson was on staff.

1948 – 1950Kenneth Case was on staff.

1948 – 1950Norman Kroll was on staff.

1948 – 1956Jule Charney was on staff.

1949 – 1950Joaquin "Quinn" Luttinger was on staff.

1949 – 1950Bryce DeWitt was on staff.

1949 – 1950Robert Kraichnan was on staff.

1949 – 1951Roy Glauber was on staff.

1949 – 1966Chen Ning "Frank" Yang was on staff.

1950 – 1951Keith Brueckner was on staff.

1950 – 1951Eugen Merzbacher was on staff.

1950 – 1952Francis Low as on staff.

1951 – 1952Murray Gell-Mann was on staff.

1951 – 1953Tsung-Dao Lee was on staff.

1952 – 1954Yoichiro Nambu was on staff.

1952 – 1954Toichiro Kinoshita was on staff.

1953 – 1955Stanley Deser was on staff.

1953 – presentFreeman Dyson has been on staff.

1954 – 1955Leon Cooper was on staff.

1954 – 1956Richard Arnowitt was on staff.

1956 – 1957Gerald "Gary" Feinberg was on staff.

1958 – 1959David Pines was on staff.

1958 – 1963Tai Tsun Wu was on staff (1958-1959; 1960-1961; and 1962-1963).

1959 – 1960James Glimm was on staff.

1960 – 1963Tsung-Dao Lee was on staff.

1963 – 1964James Hartle was on staff.

1966 – presentStephen Adler was been on staff.

1967 – 1967Arthur Jaffe was on staff.

1967 – 1968Daniel Freedman was on staff.

1967 – 1969Bruno Coppi was on staff.

1967 – 1980Marshall Rosenbluth was on staff.

1968 – 1969William Bardeen was on staff.

1968 – 2005John Bahcall was on staff.

1969 – 1972Curtis Callen was on staff.

1969 – 1986Roger Dashen was on staff.

1972 – 1974Thomas Spencer was on staff.

1973 – 1975Erick Weinberg was on staff.

1981 – 1983Gary Horowitz was on staff.

1982 – 1985Nathan Seiberg was on staff.

1982 – 1987Andrew Strominger was on staff.

1987 – 1989Nathan Seiberg was on staff.

1987 – 1991Marvin "Murph" Goldberger was on staff.

1987 – presentEdward Witten has been on staff.

1987 – presentThomas Spencer has been on staff.

1989 – 2000Frank Wilczek was on staff.

1997 – presentNathan Seiberg has been on staff.

2001 – presentJuan Maldacena has been on staff.

Places

Headquarters

Princeton (N.J.)

Subjects

Mathematics.

Physics -- Research.

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Research Institute

Science. Research.

Theoretical physics.

Citations

Historical information from Institute for Advanced Study Mission and History page (https://www.ias.edu/about/mission-history).

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Adler, Stephen L.

Member; Professor of Theoretical Physics; and New Jersey Albert Einstein Professor.

Aizenman, Michael

Guggenheim Fellow and Visiting Member.

Arnowitt, Richard

Member.

Aydelotte, Frank, 1880-1956

Director.

Bahcall, John N.

Member, Professor of Natural Sciences, and Richard Black Professor of Natural Sciences.

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Member.

Bardeen, William A.

Member.

Bargmann, V. (Valentine), 1908-1989

Member.

Bjorken, James D.

Visiting Scholar.

Bohr, Aage

Member.

Breit, Gregory, 1899-1981

Visiting Member.

Brueckner, Keith A.

Member.

Callan, Curtis G.

Member; Visiting Professor; and Member, Board of Trustees.

Campbell, David K.

Member.

Case, Kenneth M.

Member.

Charney, Jule G.

Member and Director, Theoretical Meteorology Project.

Cooper, Leon N. (Leon Neil), 1930-

National Science Foundation (NSF) Postdoctoral Fellow.

Coppi, B.

Member.

Dashen, Roger F.

Professor of Theoretical Physics.

Deser, S. (Stanley)

Member and Visiting Scientist.

DeWitt, Bryce S. (Bryce Seligman), 1923-2004

Member.

Dijkgraaf, R.

Director.

Dyson, Freeman J.

Commonwealth Fellow; Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics.

Einstein, Albert, 1879-1955

Professor.

Feenberg, Eugene

Member.

Feigenbaum, Mitchell J.

Visiting Member.

Feinberg, Gerald, 1933-

Member, School of Mathematics.

Flexner, Abraham, 1866-1959

Director.

Freedman, Daniel Z.

Member.

Gell-Mann, Murray

Member.

Glimm, James

Member.

Goddard, Peter, Ph.D.

Director.

Goldberger, Marvin L.

Director.

Griffiths, Phillip, 1938-

Director.

Hartle, J. B. (James B.)

Member.

Jaffe, Arthur, 1937-

Visiting Member.

Jensen, J. Hans D.

Visiting Professor.

Kaysen, Carl

Director.

Kinoshita, T. (Toichiro)

Member.

Klein, Martin J.

Member.

Kraichnan, Robert H., 1928-2008

Member and Assistant to Albert Einstein.

Lee, T. D., 1926-

Member; Professor; and Member, Board of Trustees.

Lieb, Elliott H.

Visiting Professor.

Lin, C. C. (Chia-Chʻiao), 1916-2013

Member.

Low, Francis E. (Francis Eugene), 1921-2007

Member.

Maldacena, Juan Martin, 1968-

Carl P. Feinberg Professor.

Mandelbrot, Benoît B.

Member.

Marshak, Robert E. (Robert Eugene), 1916-1992

Member.

Merzbacher, Eugen

Member.

Morse, Marston, 1892-1977

Professor of Mathematics and Emeritus Professor of Mathematics.

Nambu, Yoichiro, 1921-2015

Member.

Oppenheimer, J. Robert, 1904-1967

Director.

Pauli, Wolfgang, 1900-1958

Visiting Professor.

Phillips, Melba, 1907-2004

Research Fellow.

Pines, David, 1924-

Member.

Rosenbluth, M. N.

Professor of Astrophysical Science.

Segal, Irving Ezra

Research Assistant.

Seiberg, Nathan

Member; Long-Term Member; Visiting Member; and Professor.

Spencer, Thomas, 1946-

Visiting Member and Professor of Mathematical Physics.

Spruch, Larry

Member.

Steinberger, J.

Member.

Steinhardt, Paul J.

Monell Fellow and Keck Distinguished Visiting Professor.

Strominger, Andrew Eben

Long-Term Member and Member, Board of Trustees.

Sudan, R. N.

Visiting Physicist.

Ulam, Stanislaw M.

Member.

Von Neumann, John, 1903-1957

Visiting Professor of Mathematical Physics; Permanent Member and Research Professor; and Director, Electronic Computer Project.

Weinberg, Erick J.

Member.

Weyl, Hermann, 1885-1955

Professor, School of Mathematics.

Wilczek, Frank

Visiting Fellow and Professor and J. Robert Oppenheimer Professor, School of Natural Sciences.

Witten, E.

Professor, School of Natural Sciences and Charles Simonyi Professor.

Woolf, Harry

Director.

Wu, Tai Tsun

Member.

Yang, Chen Ning, 1922-

Member and Professor.

Associates & Members

Adler, Felix I. (1951-) and Adler, Donatella (-).

Bohm, David, 1917-1992

Bolin, Bert, 1925-2007

Dicke, Robert H. (Robert Henry)

Dirac, P. A. M. (Paul Adrien Maurice), 1902-1984

Drell, Sidney D. (Sidney David), 1926-

Member, Board of Trustees.

Eberlein, W. F. (William Frederick),

Glauber, Roy J., 1925-

Member; Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Fellow; and Jewett Fellow.

Goldstine, Herman H. (Herman Heine), 1913-2004

Herring, William Conyers, 1914-

Hoffmann, Banesh, 1906-

Horowitz, Gary T., 1955-

Member and Albert Einstein Fellow.

Kemeny, John G.

Kroll, Norman Myles, 1922-

National Research Council (NRC) Fellow.

Leith, Cecil E., 1923-

Luttinger, Joaquin M.

Jewett Fellow.

Pais, Abraham, 1918-2000

Rabi, I. I. (Isidor Isaac), 1898-1988

Reiche, Hans

Salpeter, Edwin E.

Smagorinsky, J. (Joseph)

Strauss, Lewis L.

Stromgren, Bengt, 1908-1987

Telegdi, Val, 1922-2006

Thompson, Philip Duncan

Watson, Kenneth M.

Atomic Energy Commission (AEC) Fellow.

Institutions

Collaborators

Princeton University. Department of Physics

Geographically close to each other and collaborated on projects throughout their history.

Associates

IBM Research

Resources

Archival Resources

Author

Electronic Computer Project (ECP) records, 1940-1967.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Institute for Advanced Study Computer Project records, 1950-1957.

Archives Center

Smithsonian Institution. National Museum of American History

MRC 601, 12th Street and Constitution Avenue, NW, Washington, DC 20560, USA

Institute for Advanced Study Office of the Director records, 1920-2005.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Institute for Advanced Study oral history project files and recordings, circa 1950-2012 (bulk 1988-2012).

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Institute for Advanced Study School of Mathematics records, 1935-1993.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Institute for Advanced Study School of Natural Sciences records, 1930-1986.

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

Listings of permanent members, members, assistants, and staff of the Institute for Advanced Study, 1954-1972.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Subject

A conversation with J. Robert Oppenheimer [motion picture] / CBS ; edited and produced by Edward R. Murrow and Fred W. Friendly ; 1954 Dec 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Emergency Committee of Atomic Scientists records, 1946-1951.

The Joseph Regenstein Library. Department of Special Collections

University of Chicago

1100 East 57th Street, Chicago, IL 60637, USA

Eugene Feenberg correspondence, 1927-1958.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Eulogy for Helen Dukas, Einstein's secretary, delivered by Abraham Pais, 1982.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Felix T. and Donatella Adler papers, 1939-1986.

University Archives.

University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign

1408 West Gregory Drive, Urbana, IL 61801, USA

J. Robert Oppenheimer papers, 1921-1980 (bulk 1947-1967).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

John Bahcall papers, 1955-2005 (bulk 1971-2005).

Shelby White and Leon Levy Archives Center

Institute for Advanced Study

1 Einstein Drive, Princeton, NJ 08540, USA

John Von Neumann collection, 1913-1925, 1942-1956, 1989-1992.

Center for American History. University Archives

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78713, USA

John Von Neumann papers, 1912-1996 (bulk 1935-1957).

Manuscript Division

Library of Congress

James Madison Memorial Building, First Street and Independence Avenue SE, Washington, DC 20540, USA

Keith Brueckner manuscript biography, 1986.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lectures on quantum electrodynamics: student notes on Dirac's course given at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, 1934-1935.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Lewis L. Strauss papers, 1914-1974.

Herbert Hoover Presidential Library

West Branch, IA 52358, USA

My recollection of Einstein, 1990.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Banesh Hoffmann, 1984 October 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Bengt Georg Daniel Strömgren, 1976 May 6 and 13.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Bert Bolin, 2001 May 3.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Cecil E. "Chuck" Leith, 1997 July 2.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with David Bohm, 1986 June 6, 12, July 7, September 25, October 3, December 22, 1987 January 30, February 6, 27, March 6, April 3 and 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Edwin Ernest Salpeter, 1978 March 30.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Herman Heine Goldstine, 1977 March 14.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with J. Robert Oppenheimer, 1963 November 18 and 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with John G. Kemeny, 1984 June 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Smagorinsky, 1986 May 16, 17 and 21.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Smagorinsky, 1989 March 1.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Jule G. Charney, 1980 August 25, 26, 27 and 28.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Melba Newell Phillips, 1977 December 5.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Murray Gell-Mann, 1997 July 17 and 18.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Norman M. Kroll, 1987 March 29.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Philip Duncan Thompson, 1986 December 5.

Charles Babbage Institute. Center for the History of Computing

University of Minnesota

University of Minnesota Libraries, Minneapolis, MN 55455, USA

Oral history interview with Stanley Deser, 2011 March 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with V. Bargmann, 1984 April 12.

Seeley G. Mudd Manuscript Library

Princeton University

65 Olden Street, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Oral history interview with Valentine L. Telegdi, 2008 March 4 and 9.

Institute Archives

California Institute of Technology

1201 East California Blvd. (Mail Code 015A-74), Pasadena, CA 91125, USA

Oral history interview with Yoichiro Nambu, 2004 July 16.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interviews. Ground-based astronomy: Astrophysical Research Consortium, 1996-1997.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Robert H. Dicke response to Laser History Project Survey, 1983.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Stanislaw Ulam papers, 1916-1984.

Library.

American Philosophical Society

105 South Fifth Street, Philadelphia, PA 19106, USA

Valentine Bargmann papers, 1908-1988.

Department of Rare Books and Special Collections

Princeton University

1 Washington Road, Princeton, NJ 08544, USA

Who got Einstein's office? : eccentricity and genius at the Institute for Advanced Study / Ed Regis.

William F. Eberlein papers, 1936-1986.

Center for American History. University Archives

University of Texas at Austin

Austin, TX 78713, USA

Published Resources

Author

A community of scholars : the Institute for Advanced Study faculty and members, 1930-1980.

Astronomical cuneiform texts : Babylonian ephemerides of the Seleucid period for the motion of the sun, the moon, and the planets / edited by O. Neugebauer.

Group theory and spectroscopy / by Giulio Racah.

Publications of members, 1930-1954.

The distribution and motion of interstellar matter in galaxies; proceedings of a conference held at the Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, New Jersey, April 10 to 20, 1961.