Institute for Advanced Study

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Institute for Advanced Study

Institute for Advanced Study
4.5
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Monday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday
9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
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Don620
Princeton, NJ35 contributions
Solo
If you are lucky enough to be invited for lunch or dinner, the chef has his own sources for outstanding meats & fish, and recipes for sides are deftly prepared. Conversations have range and depth, often making fresh connections.

For just visiting, best are the grounds, walks, and the Institute woods. You can hike over to the old Quaker meetinghouse.
Written April 21, 2015
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Nellbluebell
Princeton, NJ206 contributions
Friends
The cafeteria is without equal; no wonder the Fellows revel in their time at the Institute. Lectures are wide-ranging in topic and open to members and guests. The spirit of Einstein and the other major thinkers of the 20th and 21st centuries pervades the grounds. You just plain feel smarter being there!
Written February 15, 2015
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Mariette R
192 contributions
Friends
Seeing a photo of the Princeton Battlefield makes me realize that people have misconceptions of what it means to visit the Institute. Unless you know someone who works there or are invited there yourself, it is unlikely that you can benefit from visiting the main buildings. What is special for the general public is to view the main building, even if only from the outside and admire some of the beautiful grounds. The cluster of low modern rather unattractive buildings near the main building is housing for short -term visitors working at the Institute. The Institute Woods is a nice place to walk. The streets in that area of the Institute comprise my favorite elegant residential part of Princeton. It is worth walking or driving around them. Very view academicians can afford to live there anymore although there were still quite a few living there in the 60's and even the 70's. If ever you are invited to the dining room, accept. They have an excellent chef. It is not open to the public.
Written January 3, 2018
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Richard C
9,617 contributions
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Albert Einstein taught and continued to work on his general study of relativity for the last 23 years of his life.

By joining Friends of the Institute members of the public can attend many great seminars and talks presented by Noble laureats.
Written August 7, 2015
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theprincetongourmet
Princeton NJ74 contributions
Family
You need to consult their website to get the concert announcements. Tickets must be ordered by phone or over the internet. The music is live and contemporary, often with scholarly commentary. Do not expect to hear soothing, melodic pieces. This tends to be cutting edge, some of it atonal or minimalist.
There is ample parking around the building.
Written June 30, 2015
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Stanner57
Princeton Junction, NJ569 contributions
Friends
The above rating has nothing to do with the merits of this justly famous institution. Many great intellects have been visiting scholars there. But from the perspective of the casual visitor, there is very little to do other than to drive through the grounds and feel that you were "close" to great people.
Written May 17, 2015
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Lemon_Lyn
Princeton, NJ3 contributions
Solo
As already mentioned the cafeteria is open to members and guests. The cafeteria, while primarily casual, or rather, indifferent to attire, has wonderful food, is extremely accommodating and friendly without being intrusive. But the part of the Institute I am very well acquainted with after years of visits as a long term resident of Princeton are the acres of grounds. The tranquility, interest, and inspiration possible to be found in the woods is unsurpassed in the town. The Institute for Advanced Study is a joy.
Written April 22, 2015
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Tom H
Plainsboro, NJ36 contributions
Family
You can't enter the buildings of the Institute for Advanced Studies, but you can marvel at the place where Einstein and Oppenheimer once worked. Founded by department store magnate Louis Bamberger, it is a pure think tank. The surrounding trails are well marked and offer great hiking opportunities.
Written March 25, 2015
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ChrisDCarlson
Woodbridge, NJ1,733 contributions
Family
Finding the Institute for Advanced Studies will take a map or at least GPS. It is back out of the way, or in seclusion. Keeping that in mind as you do penetrate this sanctuary. It is where such persons as Oppenheimer and Eistein secluded themselves. I am using "The Princeton Guide; Walks, Drives, and Commentary" by Cynthia Gooding and Mercedes Rogers. Enjoy.
Written April 15, 2014
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837hazelt
Princeton, NJ13 contributions
I just love this building and the whole area, but don't go on a rainy day! They are beautiful very well-kept grounds.
Written September 9, 2019
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