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Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-
Oral history interview with Lewis McAdory Branscomb, 1986 April 7.
Status of unpublished papers. Awareness of science policy from undergraduate years at Duke University; joined JASON in the 1960s; left after Vietnam involvement for directorship of National Bureau of Standards. Impact of Pher science policy groups; creation and potential of JASON; projects relating to Vietnam war; summer studies and selection of projects; choice of members; JASON physics vs. academic physics; JASON's uniqueness. Also prominently mentioned are: William T. Golden, Paul Gross, and Robert LeLevier.
Physicist, specializing in the study of atomic and molecular negative ions. Ph.D. physics, Harvard University (1947). Professional experience includes: junior fellow, instructor, Harvard University (1949-1951); physicist, chief of atomic physics section and division, chief of laboratory astrophysics division, director, National Bureau of Standards (1951-1972); chairman, National Science Board (1980-1984); professor, director of science technology and public policy program, professor emeritus, John F. Kennedy School of Government at Harvard University (1986-).
Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-
Golden, William T.
Gross, Paul Magnus
LeLevier, Robert
Duke University.
JASON Defense Advisory Group
United States. National Bureau of Standards
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
Science and state.
Science consultants.
Scientists in government.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
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American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA