An anecdotal account of Princeton's Institute for Advanced Study, which has housed many of the greatest mathematicians and scientists of the century: Einstein, Godel, Oppenheimer, Von Neumann, TD Lee and Mandelbrot among them. Regis interweaves the history of the Institute, its rivalries, friendships, discoveries and great names, with an account of its current researchers and their work on cellular automata, fractals and other areas on the cutting edge of modern science.
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Ed Regis, a frequent contributor to" Omni" magazine, is College Scholar at Western Maryland College. He is at work on a new book about extremely advanced science and technology.
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