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Oral history interview with Herbert F. York, 1986 February 7.

Author: Herbert F York; Finn Aaserud
Edition/Format:   Archival material : English
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York's involvement in science policy, particularly JASON; types of science policies and science policy advisors: consultants and officials; role of physicists. Origins of JASON: roles played by John Wheeler, Eugene Wigner, Oscar Morgenstern (Project 137); comparison with other science advisory groups; relations with Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA); preservation of the history of JASON (MITRE Corporation,  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Oral history
Interview
Audiotapes
Transcript
Named Person: Keith A Brueckner; Lee A DuBridge; Marvin L Goldberger; James Rhyne Killian; George B Kistiakowsky; Oskar Morgenstern; William Aaron Nierenberg; Charles H Townes; John Archibald Wheeler; Jerome B Wiesner; Eugene Paul Wigner
Document Type: Archival Material
All Authors / Contributors: Herbert F York; Finn Aaserud
OCLC Number: 82296018
Notes: Interview conducted by Finn Aaserud, 7 February 1986.
Description: 1 session, audiotape, 2 cassettes, 1.5 hr. Transcript, 17 p.

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York's involvement in science policy, particularly JASON; types of science policies and science policy advisors: consultants and officials; role of physicists. Origins of JASON: roles played by John Wheeler, Eugene Wigner, Oscar Morgenstern (Project 137); comparison with other science advisory groups; relations with Institute for Defense Analysis (IDA); preservation of the history of JASON (MITRE Corporation, Advanced Research Projects Agency [ARPA]); prominence and influence of JASON members; JASON science policy; technical advice and technical conclusions; shift of power from academic to industrial physics. Also prominently mentioned are: Lou Allen, Harold Brown, Keith Allan Brueckner, Ed David, Lee DuBridge, John Foster, Marvin Goldberger, James Killian, George Kistiakowski, Oscar Morgenstern, William Nierenberg, Charles Schwartz, Marvin Stern, Charles Townes, Felix von Kármán, Jerome Wiesner; and President's Science Advisory Committee.

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