Institute for Advanced Study
Louis Bamberger and Caroline Bamberger Fuld co-founded the Institute for Advanced Study in Princeton. The IAS was described by the New York Times as a "scholar’s paradise,” where Einstein could continue “research free from distractions of collegiate life to be pursued under the Bamberger-Fuld Fund.” Albert Einstein was a professor at the IAS from 1933 to 1955. Einstein's research sought to reconcile general relativity and quantum theory. He formed relationships with IAS members Kurt Gödel, John Wheeler, and Hideki Yukawa. Gödel won the Albert Einstein Award in 1951. Jim Holt writes of Gödel's relationship with Einstein:
Both Gödel and Einstein insisted that the world is independent of our minds, yet rationally organized and open to human understanding. United by a shared sense of intellectual isolation, they found solace in their companionship.