Wednesday, December 3, 2014

Queen Frederika visits Princeton

December 3, 1958

Queen Frederika of Greece visited Princeton University earlier today, reports the New York Times.    She was accompanied by her daughter, Princess Sophia.  They and two members of their entourage spent most of today "shuttling" between the campus, the James Forrestal Research Center and the Institute for Advanced Study.

At the Forrestal Research Center, the Queen "displayed a knowledge of high-energy physics by asking pertinent questions about the experimental nuclear fission devices."

She and Princess Sophie had lunch with the president of the university, and toured Nassau Hal.

Tonight, the Queen and Princess Sophie are having dinner with Dr. J. Robert Oppenheimer, director of the Institute for Advanced Study.  Dr. Oppenheimer is the former adviser to the Atomic Energy Commission.

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