The Scientific Enterprise

Portrait of Sir Francis Bacon (1561-1626)

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

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

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

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

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

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

JH Ausubel, C Marchetti. Science, Conquering Child of the Church (PDF). 2003 Draft prepared for Next 1000 Years meeting, 9-10 October 2003

C Marchetti, JH Ausubel. The Next 1000 Years (PDF). 2003 Discussion paper for April 2003 Rockefeller U workshop

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

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

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

JH Ausubel. Five Worthy Ways to Spend Large Amounts of Money for Research on Environment and Resources The Bridge 29 (3): 4–16 1999 Research, funding, zepp, wood products, natural gas

JH Ausubel. A. L. de Cerreno and A. Keynan, eds, "Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences". International Conflicts over Environment: Scientist’s Roles and Opportunities Scientific Cooperation, State Conflict: The Role of Scientists in Mitigating International Discord : 253–258 1998 scientists, conflict, international

JH Ausubel. National Academy, Washington DC. The 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, 1997 energy, agriculture, water, materials, population, technology innovation, diffusion, land use, carbon, dematerialization, natural resources

JH Ausubel, R Herman, WF Massy, SV Massy. Simulating the Academy: Toward 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 120 Higher Education, Dynamic Systems

JH Ausubel. Malthus And Graduate Students: Checks On Burgeoning Ranks Of Ph.D.’s The Scientist 10 (3): 11 1996 Higher Education

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.  Scientific cooperation

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, Jerusalem Scientific cooperation

JH Ausubel. The Organizational Ecology of Science Advice in America (PDF). European Review 1 (3): 249–261 1993 Scientific cooperation

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

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

JH Ausubel, DG Victor. Verification of International Environmental Agreements Annual Review of Energy and the Environment : 1–43 1992 environmental law, monitoring, compliance, regime

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 Scientific cooperation, science advice

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

RW Kates, JH Ausubel, M Berberian (eds.). Climate Impact Assessment, SCOPE 27 (PDF). Climate Impact Assessment, SCOPE 27 625 pp. 1985