National Geographic : 1960 Jan
KODACHROMES© NATIONALGEOGRAPHICSOCIETY Famous mathematician Dr. Oswald Veblen is an institute trustee and professor emeritus. Physicist Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, one of the creators of the atomic bomb, directs the institute, which he describes affectionately as an "intellectual hotel." Faces of Learning: Staff and Scholars at the Institute for Advanced Study Professors hold no scheduled classes, students take no examinations, at this academic retreat in Princeton, the only one of its kind. Gifted scientists and philosophers, includ ing Nobel prize winners, have come from all parts of the world to develop theories on mathematics, astrophysics, cybernetics, his tory, and philosophy. One young physicist remarked that he often discussed his own project with his wife. "I talk to her, describe it fully, and she doesn't understand a word. But sometimes, when I'm through, I do." Mathematicians relax with the music of Mozart. Professor Hassler Whitney and Dr. Eugenio Calabi play violins, Dr. Leonard Gillman the piano. "Not sur prisingly, they performed superbly," re ports photographer Wentzel. Mrs. Calabi and the Aldo Andreotti 30 family form the audience.