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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…
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…
Following the death of Kurt Gödel’s close friends John von Neumann and Albert Einstein, the mathematician gravitated towards another close friend in…
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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