The Elixir of Civilization
By (author) Donald W. Braben
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Scientific Freedom by Donald W. Braben
Book DescriptionScientific 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; 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; and describes how a Transformative Research initiative might work in practice.
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Book DetailsISBN: 9780470226544
(228mm x 155mm x 14mm)
Publisher: John Wiley and Sons Ltd
Publish Date: 7-Mar-2008
Country of Publication: United States
Books By Author Donald W. Braben
Promoting the Planck Club, Paperback (April 2014)
Promoting the Planck Club presents rich mini histories of selected scientists whose work led to radical and transformational discoveries, their background, the prevailing scientific environment, and the conditions that allowed for their success.
Pioneering Research, Paperback (June 2004)» View all books by Donald W. Braben
Explains the urgent need to maintain both the originality and freedom of expression that is so vital to our economic growth and scientific development. This book changes our understanding of the politics of scientific achievement. It is suitable for scientists, policy makers, and concerned laypeople.
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Author Biography - 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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