Gerald Holton

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  • Phillip A Griffiths, Robert Mccormick, Adams Secretary, Bruce M Alberts, Elkan R Blout, Harkness Professor +33 others
  • 2007
Public Policy (COSEPUP) which has authorized its release to the public. This report has been reviewed by a group other than the authors according to procedures approved by COSEPUP and the Report Review Committee. All orders must be prepaid with delivery to a single address. No additional discounts apply. Prices are subject to change without notice. The(More)
  • David P Gardner, Yvonne W Larsen, William O Baker, Anne Campbell, Norman C Francis, Charles A Foster +9 others
  • 2007
In the late 1970s and early 1980s, there was " widespread public perception that something [was] seriously remiss in our educational system " (p. 1). There was a general concern that the U.S. educational system was falling short of the implicit goal of keeping American students better educated than students in the rest of the world. Longtime U.S. industries(More)
  • John H Gibbons Director, John Andelin, Nancy Carson Naismith, Kathi Hanna Mesirow, Barbara Berman, Eugene Frankel +57 others
  • 1986
Foreword The vitality of American science is a principal component of our country's economic and intellectual success. Congress, among other institutions, bears responsibility for nurturing creativity and exploration in science while providing appropriate safeguards. Various direct and indirect forces, however, are continually altering the agenda for(More)
  • Suzanne Orofino, Merrell Dow Phar, Ronald Bayer, Stephen Jay Gould, Gerald Holton, Everett Mendelsohn
  • 1996
1 in which it resolved the twentieth century debate over admissibility rules for scientific evidence in court. The Supreme Court ruled unanimously that the more liberal standard of the 1975 Federal Rules of Evidence superseded the more restrictive standard of the 1923 common law Frye rule. By the time Daubert reached the Supreme Court, it had come to embody(More)
The risk figures for a severe nuclear accident assuming 1000 reactors in operation given in the News and Comment briefing "Using experience to calculate nuclear risk" (23 July, p. 338) did not accurately reflect the probabilities cited in the NRC report. An accurate rendition is as follows: With 74 reactors in operation (the present number) and if the lower(More)
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