The Leaders of Science: The Readers of The Scientist

FRANK PRESS Cecil and Ida Green Fellow at the Carnegie Institution of Washington and president emeritus of the National Academy of Sciences, Washington, D.C.

"THE SCIENTIST is entertaining, informative, enjoyable,and easy to read. It is very modern in its outlook and goesright to the heart of the important issues facing the scientific community today."

Frank Press, former scientific adviser to President Carter, sees many problems currently facing the scientific community, such as uncertain federal funding and the restructuring of university and industry research. But, he believes, "The extraordinary opportunities for scientific progress and the potential for science to contribute to society will ultimately win out. The results of these inquiries will convince the American public that science is worth supporting and following."

After 12 years as president of the National Academy of Sciences, Press has returned to the laboratory to continue...

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