Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization / Edition 1

Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization / Edition 1

by Donald W. Braben
     
 

ISBN-10: 0470226544

ISBN-13: 9780470226544

Pub. Date: 03/03/2008

Publisher: Wiley

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; discusses the revolutionary concept of low-risk, high-reward research; explains the wider significance of

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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; 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.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470226544
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
03/03/2008
Pages:
200
Product dimensions:
6.02(w) x 9.07(h) x 0.51(d)

Table of Contents

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.

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