Tuesday, June 07, 2011



“I have a warm admiration for the achievements of American institutes of scientific research. We are unjust in attempting to ascribe the increasing superiority of American research work exclusively to superior wealth; devotion, patience, a spirit of comradeship, and a talent for cooperation play an important part in its successes.” (A.Einstein, Ideas and Opinions pp6-7)


“There was a pattern of leveling up: by 1970 or so, research and training was no longer dominated by a select few institutions – Chicago and the Ivies. Distinction was as likely to be found in major public institutions (Berkeley, Ann Arbor, Madison)…”(T. Bender, “Politics, Intellect, and the American University, 1945-1995”)