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DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994-
Oral history interview with Lee A. DuBridge, 1968 December 13.
Chairman of the President's Science Advisory Committee. Science-government relationship; funding of basic research influenced by politics; development of basic research since World War II in physics, astronomy, medicine, geology, environment (Greenhouse Effect), agricultural; difference between funding procedures of Federal government and National Science Foundation. Extensive discussion of space exploration program. DuBridge's role and goals during his second term as PSAC chairman (first term was under President Eisenhower, 1952-1957); discussion of a science cabinet post (as opposed to a science advisor). Functions of PSAC; danger of development of a military-industrial complex. Role of Office of Naval Research in basic research after World War II. Comments on "vested interests;" military and technological enterprises in industry; growing dependence of universities on government money. Social implications of scientific and technological advances.
DuBridge, Lee A. (Lee Alvin), 1901-1994
National Science Foundation (U.S.)
United States. Office of Naval Research.
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee.
Agriculture -- Research -- 20 century.
Astronomy -- Research -- 20 century.
Educational assistance, American -- Government policy.
Federal aid to research -- Methodology -- United States.
Geology -- Research -- 20th century.
Greenhouse effect, Atmospheric.
Medicine -- Research -- 20 century.
Military-industrial complex.
Physics -- Research -- 20 century.
Research grants -- Government policy -- United States.
Research grants -- Political aspects.
Scientists in government -- United States.
Technological innovations -- Social aspects.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Outer space -- Exploration.
Sullivan, Walter, interviewer.
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA