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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Status of unpublished papers.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-
Duke University.
United States. National Bureau of Standards
United States. President's Science Advisory Committee
JASON Defense Advisory Group
Science and state.
Scientists in government.
Science consultants.
Vietnam War, 1961-1975.
Oral histories. aat
Interviews. aat
Transcripts. aat
Sound recordings. aat
Golden, William T.
Gross, Paul Magnus.
LeLevier, Robert.
Aaserud, Finn interviewer.
AIP-ICOS
American Institute of Physics. Niels Bohr Library & Archives. One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA
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