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Leslie, Stuart W.

Overview
Works: 40 works in 98 publications in 2 languages and 1,616 library holdings
Genres: Biographies  History  Academic theses  Observations 
Roles: Author, Contributor
Classifications: T40.K4, B
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Most widely held works about Stuart W Leslie
 
Most widely held works by Stuart W Leslie
The Cold War and American science : the military-industrial-academic complex at MIT and Stanford by Stuart W Leslie( Book )

21 editions published between 1993 and 2005 in 3 languages and held by 875 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Assessing the World War I alliance between big business and academic science, the scholar and critic Randolph Bourne prophetically argued that the university would ultimately be "degraded from its old, noble ideal of a community of scholarship to a private commercial corporation." In The Cold War and American Science: The Military-Industrial-Academic Complex at MIT and Stanford, Stuart Leslie shows how the post-World War II alliance of the U.S. military, high technology corporations, and academia redefined and degraded both American science and the American university. Using MIT and Stanford as case studies, Leslie offers a critical and compelling look at this new American science in the making. He reveals the misplaced priorities and missed opportunities that have characterized the recent history of science and technology in this country. And he demonstrates how defense spending put the heat in "Silicon Valley Fever" and the magic in the "Massachusetts Miracle," with significant implications for American competitiveness. Throughout, Leslie illuminates the manifold consequences of the academic-military partnership in terms of its impact on scholarly research, intellectual freedom, and scientific progress. The book concludes with vivid descriptions of the protests against campus military research that shook Stanford and MIT in the late 196Os. The Cold War and American Science is a cautionary tale about the militarization of science at the expense of research in the civilian sector. Leslie notes the high price of decades of military control over America's high-technology agenda: "While the 'benefits' of the military/industrial/academic complex have been amply demonstrated in successive generations of sophisticated weapons systems, so have the costs, in an American science and engineering dominated by the same mindset that made those weapons possible in the first place."
Boss Kettering by Stuart W Leslie( Book )

8 editions published in 1983 in English and Undetermined and held by 627 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A biography of Charles F. Kettering, an American inventor and engineer, from his early life through his career with General Motors and to his election as president of the American Association for the Advancement of Science
Zwischen Sputnik und Ölkrise : Kybernetik in Architektur, Planung und Design( Book )

2 editions published in 2018 in German and held by 12 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Die Fünfziger- und Sechzigerjahre des 20. Jahrhunderts waren eine Zeit des Aufbruchs sowie eines nahezu schrankenlosen Fortschrittsglaubens, der sich als identitäts- und legitimationsstiftende Kraft in fast allen gesellschaftlichen und kulturellen Bereichen fand. Architekten, Stadtplaner und Sozialpolitiker versuchten mit neuartigen Planungsansätzen und oft utopischen Stadtraumkonzepten auf die sich rapide verändernden Lebensbedingungen und Gesellschaftsstrukturen zu reagieren. Die Kybernetik als Wissenschaft von der Steuerung und Regulierung komplexer Systeme nahm hierbei eine Leitfunktion ein, indem sie neue wissenschaftlich-technische Methoden mit gesamtgesellschaftlichen Fragestellungen verband und damit unmittelbar auf Theorie und Praxis der architektonischen Planung einwirkte.00Die hier versammelten Texte legen den Fokus auf die Wechselwirkungen zwischen Natur-, Technik- und Geisteswissenschaften im Zeitalter zwischen Sputnik und Ölkrise. Sie zeigen auf, wie an unterschiedlichen Orten, von heterogenen Akteuren und mit differenzierten Strategien der Frage nach der Gestaltung der Zukunft entgegengetreten wurde, welche kulturellen Grundlagen die Transformationen in Technik, Wirtschaft, Politik und Kultur bedingten und wie diese sich architektonisch-künstlerisch manifestierten. Indem die Beiträge in diesem Band ein weites Panorama vergangener Zukünfte der Hochmoderne abbilden, sind sie ebenso relevant für das heutige Verständnis von Zukunftsvorstellungen und somit für die ideengeschichtlichen Grundlagen gegenwärtiger Zukunftsentwürfe
Charles F. Kettering, 1876-1958 by Stuart W Leslie( Book )

8 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 9 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The Politics of western science, 1640-1990( Book )

1 edition published in 1994 in English and held by 5 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Cold war and american science by Stuart W Leslie( Book )

2 editions published between 1993 and 1994 in English and held by 4 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Oral history interview with William C. Livingston by W. C Livingston( )

3 editions published in 2009 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview William Livingston discusses topics such as: his time and work in astronomy at the Kitt Peak National Observatory and National Solar Observatory; working for Keith Pierce at Mount Wilson Observatory doing infrared work; doing his graduate work at the University of California, Berkeley; meeting Otto Struve; working with Gerald Kron at Lick Observatory; solar telescopes; Leo Goldberg; vacuum solar telescopes; collaborating with Dick White at the High Altitude Observatory; discovering water on the sun; the evolution and uses of Kitt Peak
Oral history interview with Tihiro Ohkawa by Tihiro Ohkawa( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview Tihiro Ohkawa discusses topics such as: General Atomics; University of Tokyo; nuclear physics; Don Kerst; betatron; University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); Marshall Rosenbluth; Ted Taylor; Atomic Energy Commission; Fred de Hoffmann; Ed Creutz; accelerators; high-temperature gas cooled reactor (HGCR); United States Department of Energy (DOE); J. Robert Beyster; Science Applications International Corporation (SAIC)
Oral history interview with Robert Sproull by Robert L Sproull( )

3 editions published in 2004 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Topics discussed include: career at Cornell University, provost and president of University of Rochester, creation of Laboratory for Laser Energetics
Oral history interview with Arthur Kantrowitz by Arthur Kantrowitz( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Kantrowitz discusses his undergraduate and graduate education at Columbia University; his early academic career at Cornell University; the beginnings of Avco-Everett Research Laboratory and the early work done there under an Air Force contract ; the growth of the laboratory with other government contracts; moving into medical research; various projects that the laboratory worked on during his tenure; management of the laboratory; and his departure from Avco at the age of 65
American Institute of Physics Center for History of Physics, History of Physicists in Industry records by Center for History of Physics (American Institute of Physics)( )

in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Collection of oral history transcripts, audio tapes, and administrative files for the grant funded project History of Physicists in Industry conducted at AIP's Center for History of Physics by Joseph Anderson and Orville Butler. Includes interviews with people from: 3M (Gary Boyd, Charles Bruzzone, Mark Debe, David Hoyle, Thomas Hunter, Michael LaClair, Denny Lorentz), Agilent (Devon Dawson, Curt Flory, James Hollenhorst, Mel Kronick, Steve Newton, Darlene J. Solomon, Robert Taber, Greg Van Wiggeren), Corning (Doug Allen, M.K. Badrinarayan, Alan Evans, Donald Keck, Dan Nolan, Jim Scott), Exxon Mobil (Thomas Halsey, Hubert King, Richard Polizzotti, Bernard Silbernagel), Ford Research (Lee Feldkamp, Gint Puskorius, Gerhard Schmidt), General Atomics (Stuart Leslie, David Baldwin, David Gouquet, Chris Hamilton, Woodie Jarrett, John Rawls, Constantin Scheder, Arksl Shenoy, Tony Taylor), General Electric (Tom Anthony, Bijan Dorri, James Lommel, Jon Schenck), Honeywell (David Arch, Robert Carlson, Barry Cole, J. Allen Cox, Burgess Johnson, Kathy Juneau, Jane Kaufnberg, Dan Youngner), IBM (Charles Bennett, Praveen Chaudhari, Mark Ketchen, John Slonczewski), Kodak (Ray Curtin, Ed Furlani, Gil Hawkins, Jim Milch, John Spoonhower, James Stoffel), Lockheed-Martin (David Chenette, Rick Kendrick, Jeff Newmeyer, Patrick Perkins, Jessica Perrine, Martin Walt), Lucent (David Bishop, Eric Isaacs, Cherry Murray, Loren Pfeiffer, Phil Platzman, Anthony Tyson, Alice White), Raytheon (Mark Baldwin, Dan Flatin, Jeff Holley, Taylor Lawrence, Doug McKay, Don Power, Mark Russell, Linda Wagner, Colin Whelan), Texas Instruments (Thomas Aton, Dennis Buss, Richard Chapman, Laurie Crim, Robert Doering, Joseph McPherson), Xerox (Steve Bolte)
Oral History interview with Stephen Jacobs by Stephen D Jacobs( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

The interview discusses Jacobs' graduate training at the University of Rochester, where he earned his Ph. D. in 1975, and his subsequent research on optical materials, devices, and manufacturing techniques with the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). He talks about developing liquid crystals for OMEGA'S Nd:glass system and the manufacturing challenges of high performance optics. He discusses the connections between LLE and the Center for Optics Manufacturing, which has developed many of the techniques for designing and building the lenses for the Omega. He recounts the origins of magnetorheological finishing and its applications to lasers and other optics devices
Oral history interview with Harold M. Agnew by Harold M Agnew( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview Harold Agnew discusses topics such as: his time at the University of Chicago and Enrico Fermi; Columbia University; John Manley; George Weil; Los Alamos during World War II; Seth Neddermeyer; J. Robert Oppenheimer; George Kistiakowsky; Luis Alvarez; Bill Penny; National Science Foundation scholarship; nuclear physics; Laura Fermi; Richard Garwin; Don Hornig; General Atomics; Freddie de Hoffmann; Ed Creutz
Oral History interview with John Soures by John M Soures( )

3 editions published in 2003 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Interview covers the founding and early years of the Laboratory for Laser Energetics (LLE). Soures was an early collaborator with LLE founder Moshe Lubin, and has been associated with LLE since its opening in the 1970s. Soures discusses the early design and building of Omega, LLE's major laser innovation, and compares LLE to other national laser facilities, including magnetic confinement systems such as Princeton's Plasma Physics Laboratory's Tokamak and laser ignition systems such as Lawrence Livermore. He provides an assessment of LLE's major technical contributions, its place with the broader national laser effort, and its future role as test-bed for the National Ignition Facility at Livermore
Oral history interview with Ronald E. Waltz by Ronald E Waltz( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Ronald E. Waltz discusses his life and his career at General Atomics. Topics discussed include: University of Chicago; high energy physics; European Organization for Nuclear Research (CERN); Peter Freund; fusion physics; Marshall Rosenbluth; Tihiro Ohkawa; Don Kerr; Department of Energy; William Drummond; University of Texas at Austin Fusion Research Center; Torkil Jenson; Princeton University; Lyman Spitzer; Ken Fowler; Donald Pearlstein; Bob Hirsch; Keith Burrell; Gulf Oil; anomalous transport / turbulent transport; tokamaks; Lawrence Livermore Laboratory; Freeman Dyson; relationship between theoretical and experimental physics; magnetohydrodynamics (MHD); Frederic de Hoffmann; Ed Creutz; David Overskei; International Thermonuclear Experimental Reactor (ITER)
Oral history interview with Edward Creutz by E Creutz( )

3 editions published in 2006 in English and held by 3 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

In this interview, Edward Creutz discusses topics such as: his family background; Gregory Breit; doing his postgraduate work at the University of Wisconsin on nuclear physics; Ray Herb; Julian Mack; Fred de Hoffmann; Eugene Wigner; going to Princeton as a research assistant working on the small cyclotron; Carnegie Institute of Technology; Frederick Seitz; Office of Naval Research (ONR); Urner Liddel; Atomic Energy Commission (AEC); helping to build the first commercial nuclear reactor; working in the metallurgical lab at the University of Chicago working on the metallurgy of uranium; General Dynamics and General Atomic; Los Alamos; Niels Bohr; Richard Courant; TRIGA (Training Research Isotopes General Atomic) reactors; Lothar Nordheim; Hans Bethe; Edward Teller; Richard Feynman; Ted Taylor; Marshall Rosenbluth; Doug Fouquet; High Temperature Gas-cooled Reactor (HTGR); Freeman Dyson; Don Kerst
"A different kind of beauty" : scientific and architectural style in I.M. Pei's Mesa Laboratory and Louis Kahn's Salk Institute by Stuart W Leslie( )

2 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

A History of Physics in Industry by American Physical Society( )

2 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 2 WorldCat member libraries worldwide

Audio recording of session M9 of the March 2013 annual meeting of the American Physical Society, held in Baltimore, MD in March 2013. This session was chaired by Joseph Martin of University of Minnesota, Twin Cities. Talks (and speakers) include: "Commercial Scholarship: Spinning Physics Research into a Business Enterprise" (Orville Butler); "A Place for Materials Science: University of Pennsylvania's Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter" (Brittany Shields); "Dad's in the Garage: Santa Barbara Physicists in the Long 1970s" (Cyrus Mody); "Industrial Physics -- Southern California Style" (Stuart Leslie); "Panel Discussion -- Perspectives on the History of Industrial Physics" (Joseph Martin). Topics discussed include physics in industry; University of Pennsylvania Laboratory for Research on the Structure of Matter (LRSM); Department of Defense's Advanced Research Projects Agency; Philip Wyatt; David Phillips; Virgil Elings; General Atomic; North American Aviation
 
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The Cold War and American science : the military-industrial-academic complex at MIT and Stanford Cold war and american science
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Alternative Names
Leslie, Bill, 1953-

Languages
English (73)

German (3)