From the Archives: “Basic Research: An Industrial Responsibility”

George B. Kistiakowsky
George B. Kistiakowsky, photo credit: Wikipedia

By George B. Kistiakowsky, Special Assistant to the President for Science and Technology, The White House, Washington, DC, 1960

(The following throwback article appeared in Research Management, the precursor to IRI’s award-winning journal Research-Technology Management, in the summer of 1960 and is a transcript of remarks delivered by Mr. Kistiakowsky at the dedication of the Esso Research Center in Florham Park, New Jersey, on November 5, 1959. Aside from the reference to the Soviet Union, the relevance of these remarks to today is remarkable.)

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