Comments on Michael J. Moravcsik, recipient of the third Derek de Solla Price award


Several years ago, when I learned that Mike Moravcsik would be visiting Washington, D. C., I invited him to speak before my graduate class on international science and technology. The week before his arrival, I announced to my class that in the next session they w.ould be addressed by Dr. Michael J. Moravcsik, the grandest scholar in the scientometrics commffnity. My students were not disappointed. Upon seeing himsix feet eight inches tall-they concurred that he must indeed be the grandest scholar in scientometrics. Those who know Mike know that he is grand in many other respects as well. He does his work with zest and on a grand scale. To date, he has published some 340 articles, about half of which cover physics topics, the remainder being apportioned among topics in scientometrics, science policy, and Third World science. In addition, he has written three books. Mike is also a grand world traveller, in the same class as Derek de Solla Price, another phenomenal traveller. He has lectured and worked in many countries ineluding Austria, Bahrain, Bangladesh, Brazil, Canada, Chile, Colombia, Costa Rica, Czechoslovakia, France, Guyana, Hong Kong, India, Indonesia, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, the Netherlands, Nigeria, Pakistan, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Turkey, the U. K., the U. S., Venezuela, and Yugoslavis. I have grown so accustomed to seeing Mike abroad and heating of hi~ wide-ranging pereginations that I was not at all surprised to bump into him at the Hong Kong planetarium last summer-I don't think I'd be surprised if I should encounter him by chance on the peaks of Kilamanjaro or along the Ucayali river in the jungles of Peru. His travels began when, in 1948, he moved from his native Hungary to the United States. He studied physics at Harvard, and received his A. B. degree in 1951. He continued his physics studies at Cornell, where he obtained the Ph.D. while studying

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@article{Frame1987CommentsOM, title={Comments on Michael J. Moravcsik, recipient of the third Derek de Solla Price award}, author={J. Davidson Frame}, journal={Scientometrics}, year={1987}, volume={11}, pages={125-126} }