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Although the so-called father of the atomic bomb J. Robert Oppenheimer (1904-67) didn’t assume directorship of the Institute for Advanced Study until…
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Five Nobel Laureates (1931). Niels Bohr and Werner Heisenberg were close friends in the 1920s and early 30s. The latter had studied under Bohr in…
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Terence Tao (1975-) is just about as close to a modern-day David Hilbert (1862-1943) as anyone might imagine. As of 2022, he has authored or co-authored…
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Einstein stayed in Pasadena, California as a visiting professor at Caltech for three winter terms, in 1931, ‘32 and ‘33. According to the Caltech…
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Following the death of Kurt Gödel’s close friends John von Neumann and Albert Einstein, the mathematician gravitated towards another close friend in…
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Einstein had three children with his first wife Mileva Marić. Their names were Lieserl, Hans Albert and Eduard. Like his father, Hans Albert obtained a…
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Following Kurt Gödel (1906-1978)’s publications of the first- and second incompleteness theorems (1931) and later work on Cantor’s continuum hypothesis…
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