Byron S. Miller

  • Freedom of Science in America

    There is a present danger that American research may be stifled. In technical skill and inventiveness the United States has been pre-eminent; but for basic research in fundamental science Americans have leaned heavily on the work of German, Italian, Scandinavian, English, and other foreign scientists. Atom-splitting was discovered in Berlin; penicillin came from England; quantum mechanics owes its existence to the work of an Irish mathematician. Is our policy of atomic secrecy shutting our scientists off from the rest of the scientific world and from one another?