L. A. Dubridge

  • Science and National Security

    Serecy For five crucial years (1940-1945), L. A. DUBRIDGE was Director of the Radiation Laboratory at Massachusetts Institute of Technology. Since 1946 he has been President of the California Institute of Technology. In both capacities—first as a director of applied science and now as the head of one of our greatest centers for the development of pure science-he has had to contend with these three factors which are so often confused in fearful thinking: the freedom of the scientists, the safety of the nation, and the secrecy of armament. This article of his will help to clear the air.