ERIC Number: ED052983
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1970
Reference Count: 0
The Physical Sciences. Report of the National Science Board Submitted to the Congress.
Recent advances in the physical sciences, including astronomy, chemical synthesis, chemical dynamics, solid-state sciences, atomic and nuclear science, and elementary particles and high-energy physics are summarized in this report to Congress. The nature of physical science, including its increasing unity, the relationship between science and technology, the connections between pure and applied science, and the importance of new ideas and instruments in planning new experiments and setting scientific priorities are examined. The relevance of the new advances and the nature of science to the well-being of the United States physical science research efforts are discussed. Both government sponsored and industrial research are reviewed, and both sectors are included in the 16 specific recommendations made by the Board. (AL)
Descriptors: Astronomy, Chemistry, Federal Government, Nuclear Physics, Physical Sciences, Policy, Science Facilities, Science History, Scientific Enterprise, Scientific Research
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. ($0.50)
Publication Type: N/A
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National Science Foundation, Washington, DC. National Science Board.