Author Archives: Lee Vinsel

RIP: The Basic/Applied Research Dichotomy


This article is in Science in the Gilded Age and the Birth of NAS, Winter 2013


Terminology that does not reflect the rich connectivity and interaction of many types of research is a barrier to developing policies built on the realities of science and technology. U.S. science policy since World War II has in large measure been driven by Vannevar Bush’s famous paper Science—The Endless Frontier. Bush’s separation of research into […]