PEOPLERALPH E. GOMORY has been appointed chief scientist of International Business Machines Corp. and will head an organization consolidating IBM's divisions of research, technology assessment and university relations.
Gomory joined IBM in 1959 as a research mathematician and was named an IBM fellow in 1964. He headed IBM's research division since 1970 and was elected a vice president in 1973 and a senior vice president in 1985.
BRYANT W. ROSSITER has joined ICN Pharmaceuticals as vice president, and as president of ICN's subsidiary, Viratek Inc. Viratek produces nucleic acid-derived pharmaceuticals. Rossiter was formerly director of science and technology development at Eastman Kodak's research laboratories.
THE "CLUB OF EARTH" issued its first statement this month at the National Forum on BioDiversity sponsored by the National Academy of Sciences and the .Smithsonian Institution. Nine leading scientists founded the group to call attention to the destruction of the world's species. They recommend...