Scholars: Paradise in Princeton

Arnold Toynbee, inarticulate and somber, lunching daily on one banana and two apples. Albert Einstein, vainly seeking one more climactic insight, trudging home, declining rides, saying, "I must walk. I must walk." Physicist Paul A. M. Dirac, coatless in the coldest weather, striding the grounds, muffler flying. Physicist Wolfgang Pauli, while sipping tea in the faculty lounge, writing non-existent equations on an imaginary blackboard, then rubbing them out with an equally imaginary eraser.

Presumably, the Institute for Advanced Study at Princeton, N.J., would not mind terribly if one of its resident experts...