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The Scientific Enterprise

Science functions globally as a single club, with experimental evidence, mathematics and computation as its lingua franca. The excellent networks characteristic of science amplify the responsibilities and opportunities of scientists.  In recent decades, the organization of science has shifted to increase the number and scale of geographically dispersed, disciplinary networks as organizations and fiscal units.  The distribution of institutions that house and enable science will surely shift again. 

The PHE examines the scientific enterprise from a variety of perspectives including the role of science in government and diplomacy, the institutional organization of scientific research, and the life of working scientists. 

 

About the icon – Portrait of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

Publications about The Scientific Enterprise

1169 JH Ausubel. Using New Anthropological and Biological Tools to Learn about Leonardo Da Vinci. Human Evolution 31(3): 125-131, 2016 Using New Anthropological and Biological Tools to Learn about Leonardo Da Vinci,

1148 Ausubel, JH. La liberazione dell'ambiente (autobiography) [external link]. Di Renzo Rome 112 pp 2014 English translation at http://phe.rockefeller.edu/docs/Di Renzo Ausubel English.pdf La liberazione dell'ambiente (autobiography),

1157 Wernick IK. Living in a Material World. Issues in Science and Technology Winter (2014): 29-31, 2014 Living in a Material World,

1138 Waggoner, PE. Appanoose To Connecticut (PDF). Self Published Memoir 1-64, 2011 Appanoose To Connecticut,

0112 A Singer. Easy to forget, so hard to remember (PDF). Self Published 1-97, 2010 Self-published memoirs of Arthur SingerEasy to forget, so hard to remember, memoirs

0092 JH Ausubel, S Tobias. Mastering science: Graduate schools invigorate the MS in science and math (PDF). Change, The Magazine of Higher Learning, 2002 Mastering science: Graduate schools invigorate the MS in science and math, Higher Education

0082 JJ Salomon. Scientists and international relations: A European perspective [external link]. Technology in Society 23(3): 291-315, 2001 Scientists and international relations: A European perspective, Scientists, war, diplomacy

1133 JH Ausubel. Scientists, War, Diplomacy, Europe. George C. Marshall Institute News 3(4): 2001 Scientists, War, Diplomacy, Europe,

0069 JH Ausubel. Five worthy ways to spend large amounts of money for research on environment and resources [external link]. The Bridge 29(3): 4-16, 1999 Five worthy ways to spend large amounts of money for research on environment and resources, Research, funding, zepp, wood products, natural gas

0064 JH Ausubel. International conflicts over environment: Scientist's roles and opportunities. Scientific Cooperation, State Conflict: The Role of Scientists in Mitigating International Discord, 866: 253-258, 1998 International conflicts over environment: Scientist's roles and opportunities, Scientists, conflict, international

0058 JH Ausubel, R Herman, WF Massy, SV Massy. Simulating the academy: towards understanding colleges and universities as dynamic systems. What Higher Education is Doing Right, W.F. Massy and J.W. Meyerson, eds., Princeton University 107-120, 1997 120Simulating the academy: towards understanding colleges and universities as dynamic systems, Higher Education, Dynamic Systems

0059 JH Ausubel. Liberation of the environment. Pp. 1-13 in Technological Trajectories and the Human Environment, JH Ausubel and HD Langford (eds) 1997 An earlier version was published by The Collegium Budapest, Budapest, Hungary, A krnyezet felszabadtasa (The Liberation of the Environment, in Hungarian) Magyar Tudomany CII(2):164-171, 1995. Also appeared in Portuguese, A Liberacao do Meio Ambiente, Tecbahia 12(2):29-41, 1997Liberation of the environment, energy, agriculture, water, materials, population, technology innovation, diffusion, land use, carbon, dematerialization, natural resources

0050 JH Ausubel. Malthus and the graduate students. The Scientist 10(3): 11, 1996 Malthus and the graduate students, Higher Education

0040 JH Ausubel. Science international: a US view of its institutional needs  (PDF). Interdisciplinary Science Reviews 20(2): 104-109, 1995 Republished in The Scientist 8(3):11-14, 1994. Republished in Technology in Society 19(1):25-31, 1997. Science international: a US view of its institutional needs , Scientific cooperation

0032 JH Ausubel. Rails and snails and the debate over goals for science (PDF). Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, Jerusalem, Israel 1994 Israel Academy of Sciences and Humanities, JerusalemRails and snails and the debate over goals for science, Scientific cooperation

0029 JH Ausubel. The organizational ecology of science advice in America (PDF). European Review  1(3): 249-261, 1993 The organizational ecology of science advice in America, Scientific cooperation

0028 JH Ausubel, JH Steele. Flat organizations for earth science [external link]. Bull Am Meteorol Soc 74(5): 809-814, 1993 Flat organizations for earth science, Scientific cooperation

0027 JH Ausubel. Facing toward governments: Non governmental organizations and scientific and technical advice (PDF) [external link]. Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government 1993 Facing toward governments: Non governmental organizations and scientific and technical advice, Scientific cooperation, science advice

0023 JH Ausubel. International environmental research and assessment: Proposals for better organization and decision making (PDF) [external link]. Carnegie Commission on Science, Technology, and Government 1992 International environmental research and assessment: Proposals for better organization and decision making, Scientific cooperation, science advice

0025 JH Ausubel, DG Victor. Verification of international environmental agreements. Annual Review of Energy and the Environment 17: 1-43, 1992 Verification of international environmental agreements, environmental law

1167 JH Ausubel. Intellectual Migrations and Global Universities. In Strategies for Support of Scientific Research: Problems of the Transition Period, W.A. Blanpied & S. Sperlagh (eds), Hungarian Academy of Sciences, pp. 147-160, 1992 Intellectual Migrations and Global Universities,