Berlin (Aug. 20)
Professor Albert Einstein, world famous physicist, has been invited to join the staff of the Institute for Advanced Study in the United States as a life member, it is learned here today.
The Institute for Advanced Study was established through a $5,000,000 endowment fund created by Mrs. Felix Fuld, widow of the late Jewish philanthropist and her brother, Louis Bamberger of Newark, N. J., for the advancement of the study of human relations. The Institute is headed by Dr. Abraham Flexner.
Professor Einstein, it is learned, has reached no decision on the matter as yet. Should he accept the post, it would necessitate his spending five months a year with the Instite, although the nature of his work will not be limited.
It is expected that in such an eventuality he would settle in Princeton with his assistant, Dr. Walter Mayer.
Professor Einstein is still considering the invitation extended him by Mount Wilson Observatory to extend his work there. It is believed that should he refuse the Mount Wilson observatory invitation, he will accept the invitation of the Institute for Advanced Study.
In connection with the latter proffer, Professor Einstein is said to have made a gesture typical of his absorption in his work and his indifference to material rewards. When asked the salary he would expect to receive from the Institute he named a sum so small, the
Institute replied it could not be bound by his wishes. The Institute insisted upon naming a larger stipend, stating that a lesser would be under the standards of the organization.
Dr. Abraham Flexner, head of the Institute for Advanced Study, could not be reached to comment on this story as he is away on vacation.