Institute for Advanced Study

The Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton, NJ was founded in 1930 through the donation of Louis Bamberger and Caroline Bamberger Fuld. The Institute developed into a center for theoretical research and intellectual inquiry by the founding Director Abraham Flexner. It now operates to further research in the sciences and humanities.

One of the Institute’s most famed faculty was Albert Einstein who taught at the Institute until his death in 1955. J. Robert Oppenheimer, most notably recognized as the scientific director of the Manhattan Project that developed the first nuclear bomb, also served as the director of the Institute from 1947-1966. Under his direction Oppenheimer invited Marcel Breuer to design the Fellows’ Housing project. This began the Institute’s legacy in Modern architecture with buildings by Wallace K. Harrison, Robert Geddes and Caesar Pelli.

“Mission and History”. Institute for Advanced Study, 2011. Web. 28 March, 2011.


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