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Scientific Freedom

Scientific Freedom

The Elixir of Civilization
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List of Posters.
Preface.
Introduction.
Chapter 1. The Damocles Zone.
Chapter 2. Scientific Freedom and Transformative research.
Chapter 3. Mismanagement by Objectives: The Need for Fresh Approaches.
Chapter 4. Searching for Planck's Successors.
Chapter 5. Universities for the Twenty-First century: the Case for a Fifth Revolution.
Chapter 6. Venture (or Transformative) Research: How IT Works in Practice.
Chapter 7. The Venture Research Harvest.
Bibliography.
Index.
A timely, eye-opening book on the current state of scientific research
Scientific progress comes in a vast number of ways, ranging from the apparently spontaneous comprehension of a new way of looking at the universe as typified by Albert Einstein's theory of relativity, to the prolonged and often agonizing study of a perplexing phenomenon as typified by Max Planck's work that led to the discovery of energy quantization. Until about 1970, such scientists were free-and endorsed by the scientific community-to discover the breakthroughs that have shaped the modern world. But subsequent policy changes are making it almost impossible for their successors to follow in their footsteps. Consequently, economic growth and our future prosperity are now in serious jeopardy.

Scientific Freedom outlines what needs to be done to restore the freedom that can transform scientific understanding. The author:
Defines Transformative Research (Venture Research) and explains how an initiative might be designed and implemented, how it might be supported on a national scale, and why it is vital to everyone that such initiatives are launched as soon as possible
Discusses the revolutionary concept of low-risk, high-reward research
Explains the wider significance of instability, and introduces the formidable Damocles Zone
Explores threats to the university as an institution
Describes how a Transformative Research initiative might work in practice

Complete with scientific proposals and commentaries provided in stand-alone boxes, Scientific Freedom extends the debate to anyone who has a serious interest in global affairs-industrialists, academics, legislators, and consumers-and offers an inspiring analysis of how scientific freedom affects and, ultimately, preserves the very foundations of our civilization.

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Autor: Donald W. Braben
ISBN-13: 9780470226544
ISBN: 0470226544
Einband: Taschenbuch
Seiten: 200
Gewicht: 345 g
Format: 230xx mm
Sprache: Englisch
Autor: Donald W. Braben
Donald W. Braben, PhD, is founder and Chief Executive of Venture Research International Ltd., and Visiting Professor at University College London. Dr. Braben spent sixteen years in nuclear structure and high-energy physics research and also held positions at the Cabinet Office in Whitehall, the Science Research Council in London, and the Bank of England. He is also the author of Pioneering Research: A Risk Worth Taking (Wiley) and To Be a Scientist.

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Autor: Donald W. Braben
ISBN-13:: 9780470226544
ISBN: 0470226544
Verlag: Wiley & Sons
Gewicht: 345g
Seiten: 200
Sprache: Englisch
Auflage 1. Auflage
Sonstiges: Taschenbuch, 230xx mm