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Clinton's Science Advisory Council Leaves Physics a Casualty of Times;



doctrine, the science and academic communities praised the document. "It's an outstanding statement, one that's right in timing, tone and content," said Cornelius Pings, president of the Association of American Universities, whose members receive most of the Federal support for research. B u r t o n Richter, director of SLAC and president of the American Physical Society, said many —IRWIN GOODWIN CLINTON'S SCIENCE ADVISORY COUNCIL LEAVES PHYSICS A CASUALTY OF TIMES The same day the science policy white paper was issued, the White House released the names of President Clinton's 19-member Committee of Advisers on Science and Technology. The appointment of this advisory group fulfills a campaign promise by Clinton and continues a tradition that goes back to 1957, when President Eisenhower, reacting to the Soviet sputniks, established the position of science adviser and shifted the Science Advisory Committee in the Office of Defense Mobilization to the White House, where it was renamed the President's Science Advisory Committee. Like ODM's advisory committee, which was created by President Truman and headed for a time by I. I. Rabi of Columbia University, the early PSACs were made up mostly of leading academic physicists who had taken part in the



Physics TodayAmerican Institute of Physics

Published: Sep 1, 1994

DOI: 10.1063/1.2808629

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