Genius in Exile: The Rise and Fall of Göttingen’s Mathematical Institute

Paul Halpern
8 min readAug 28, 2020
Göttingen Mathematical Institute, photo by Paul Halpern

Inspired by the designs of mathematician Felix Klein and funded by the Rockefeller Foundation, the Göttingen Mathematical Institute in Germany was a modern marvel. Completed in 1929, its innovations…

Paul Halpern

Physicist and science writer. Author of Synchronicity: The Epic Quest to Understand the Quantum Nature of Cause and Effect