Lewis M. Branscomb - Publications

(There are over 500 entries for the years dating back to 1950. Lewis M. Branscomb is sole author unless otherwise noted.)

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"Helping the President Manage the Federal Science and Technology Enterprise," Science Advice to the President, W.T. Golden, Ed., New York: Pergamon Press, 1980. pp. 107‑114.

"The Ultimate Frontier," Data Processor, (IBM Corp.), Vol. 23, No. 1 (February/March 1980), pp. 7‑9. See also: "The Ultimate Frontier" (Japanese translation), Access (IBM Japan), (January 1981).

"Technologie informatique et evolution des communications mondiales," IBM Informations, (IBM Belgium), No. 94 (First Quarter, 1980), pp. 2‑13.

"Computer Technology and the Evolution of World Communications," Telecommunications Journal, Vol. 47, No. 4 (April 1980), pp. 206‑210.

"Future Computer," Computer Law Service, (April 1980), pp. 55-69.

"Physics and the APS in 1979," Physics Today, Vol. 33, No. 4 (April 1980), pp. 42‑50. Reprinted in Every Physics Teacher's CD-ROM Toolkit, Univ. Nebraska, 1993.

"Business and the Universities: An Educated Alliance," Occasional Paper, Boston MA: Committee for Corporate Support of Private Universities, Inc., (1980).

"The Lilliputian Approach," Chemical and Engineering News, (June 30, 1980), p. 3.

"Managing Technology by Performance," Hazardous Materials Management Journal, Vol. 1, No. 5 (July/August 1980), pp. 8-9.

"Needed: Conviction to Match Our Science," Science, Vol. 209, No. 4457 (August 8, 1970), p. 641.

"What's Ahead in Technology," Data Processor, (IBM Canada), Vol. 10, No. 2 (October 1980), pp. 20‑21.

"Confessions of a Technophiliac," High Altitude Observatory 40th Anniversary Symposium (monograph), (Boulder, CO: National Center for Atmospheric Research, High Altitude Observatory, October 8, 1980).

"Sind das die nachsten hundert jahre?", IBM Nachrichten, (IBM Germany), Vol. 30, No. 252 (December 1980), pp. 15‑19. Also in Umschau im Wissenschaft und Technik Vol. 81, No. 11 (1981), pp. 323‑326.

"All the Best for the Next Hundred Years," Think, New York: IBM Corp (July/August 1980), pp. 16‑21. See also: "The Next Hundred Years," Computer - Asia, (IBM Asia Far East Corp) (December) 1980, pp. 30‑36. See also: "Tudo de bom para os proximos cem anos," Revista IBM (IBM Brazil), Vol. 2, No. 6 (December 1980), pp. 2‑7.

1980 Testimony:

"The Proposal to Establish a National Technology Foundation (HR 6910)," Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology, Sept. 8, 1980.

"Multi-year Authorization for Federal R&D agencies, H.R. 7178" House Committee on Science and Technology, June 3, 1980.


"Computing and Communications — A Perspective of the Evolving Environment," IBM Systems Journal, Vol. 18, No. 2 (1979), pp. 189‑201.

"Information: The Ultimate Frontier," Science, Vol. 203, No. 4376 (January 12, 1979), pp. 143‑147.

"Future Computer," Across the Board, Vol. 16, No. 3 (The Conference Board),(March 1979), pp. 61‑68.

"Impact of Federal Policies on Science and Research," Federal R&D, Industry and the Economy: International Aspects of R&D, D. I. Phillips, G. J. Breslow and P. S. Curlin, editors, Washingon DC: AAAS Report No. 79-R‑14, American Association for the Advancement of Science, (October 1979), pp. 42‑49.

"Women in Science," Science, Vol. 205, No. 4408 (August 24, 1979), p. 751.

"A Letter to Steven Dedijer," Technology in Society, Vol. 1, No. 3 (Autumn 1979), pp. 261‑262.

"Information: The Ultimate Resource," Chemtech, Vol. 9, No. 9 (September 1979), pp. 530-534.

"The Human Side of the Computer," International Symposium on Computer, Man and Society, Proceedings, October 22, 1979, Haifa, Israel: Technion-Israel Institute of Technology and the IBM Israel Scientific Center, 1979, pp. 1‑18.

"Microscience and Basic Research," Physics Today, Vol. 32, No. 11 (November 1979), p. 112.

"Opportunities for Cooperation Between Government, Industry and the University," Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, Vol. 334 (December 14, 1979), pp. 221‑227.

"The Computer and World Communication," Telephony, Vol. 197, No. 25 (December 17, 1979), pp. 99‑108.

1979 Testimony:

"Science Policy Issues in the 1980's," National Science and Technology Issues: Part I. A Compendium of Papers, Committee on Science and Technology, U.S. House of Representatives, Ninety-Sixth Congress, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. (1979), pp. 121‑125.

"S-1250, National Technology Innovation Act of 1979" Subcommittee on Science, Technology, and Space, Senate Committee on Commerce, Science, and Transportion, June 27, 1979.


"Information: The Ultimate Frontier," Science, Inventions and Social Change, A. Rosenfeld, Ed., Schenectady, NY: General Electric Co., (1978), pp. 133‑140.

"Coping with an Uncertain Future: Scientific Perspective," Resources for an Uncertain Future, C. J. Hitch, ed., Baltimore: The Johns Hopkins University Press, (1978), pp. 68‑77.

"Guest Comment" (on science policy), Professional Engineer, Vol. 48, No. 6 (June 1978), p. 9.

"Multinationals and Development," Nature Vol. 275, No. 5677 (September 21, 1978), p. 168.

1978 Testimony:

"Science Policy Issues for the 1980's" Subcommittee on Science, Research, and Technology, House Committee on Science and Technology, Feb. 14, 1978.


"The Era of Computational Plenty and Beyond," Science and the Future Navy, Washington DC: National Academy of Sciences, (1977), pp. 90‑96.

"International Conferences and Tax Reform," Science, Vol. 196, No. 4291 (May 13, 1977), p. 719.

"Science in the White House — A New Start," Science, Vol. 196, No. 4292 (May 20, 1977), pp. 848‑852.

"Cold War Science" (review of A Scientist at the White House by G. B. Kistiakowsky), The Sciences, Vol 17, No. 3 (May/June 1977), pp. 20‑21.

"Resilience, Hypotheticality and Computers — Designing Social Systems Under Uncertainty" (with D. C. Gazis), Proceedings of the American Philosophical Society, Vol. 121, No. 5, September 1977, pp. 346-349.


"The Role of Institutions in Rational Policy Making," Atmospheric Science and Public Policy, D. Atlas, Ed., Boston, MA: American Meteorological Society, (1976), pp. 21‑32.

"Trends and Developments in Computer/Telecommunications Technologies," OECD Informatics Studies 11, Proceedings of the OECD Conference, February 4‑6, 1975, Paris, France: Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development, (1976), pp. 57‑77.

"Physics and Industry," Physics in Industry, E. O'Mongain and C. P. O'Toole, editors, Oxford UK: Pergamon Press, (1976), pp. 1‑10.

"Promising Areas of Research in the Computer Industry," Physics Today, Vol. 29, No. 1 (January 1976), pp. 54‑61.

"Research and Development in an International Enterprise," The Role of Business in Modern Society II: Technology and Productivity, Arthur K. Watson International Education Center, La Hulpe, Belgium: IBM Corp, (1976), pp. 72‑79.

"The Everest of Software," in Computer Software Engineering, Jerome Fox, ed., Brooklyn NY: Polytechnic Press, Microwave Research Institute Symposia Series Vol. XXIV, 1976, pp xvii-xx.


"Support for Reviews and Data Evaluation," Science, Vol. 187, No. 4177 (February 21, 1975), p. 603.

"Information: The Unvalued Valuable Commodity," Polytechnic Cable, (Polytechnic Institute of New York), No. 3 (March 1975), p. 1, 9.

"Science, Technology and Detente," Occasional Paper No. 17, Program of Policy Studies in Science and Technology, Washington DC: The George Washington University, (March 1975).

"Education in Private Industry" (with P. C. Gilmore), American Education Toward an Uncertain Future, Daedalus, Vol. 104, No. 1 (Winter 1975), pp. 222‑233.


"Editorial Viewpoint" (on the fragmentation of science), Kybernetics, Vol. 3 (1974), p. 65.

"Engineers in an Ionized World," Technology and Social Institutions, K. Chen, Ed., A Volume of Papers Presented at an Engineering Foundation Conference, May 20‑25, 1973, New York: IEEE Press, (1974), pp. 131‑137.

"Decimals for Good Measure," The National Elementary School Principal Vol. 53, No. 2 (January-February 1974), pp. 69‑70.

"A Scientific Idealist" (letter), Science, Vol. 184, No. 1435 (April 26, 1974), pp. 410‑411.

"Obituary: Edward Uhler Condon" Physics Today, Vol. 27, No. 6 (June 1974), pp. 68‑70.

"Noise Control for the Future," Noise Control Engineering, Vol. 4, No. 1 (January-February 1975), pp. 13‑16.

1974 Testimony:

"Privacy and Data Security," Subcommittee on Foreign Operations and Government Information," House Committee on Government Operations, Jan. 29, 1974.

"Effectiveness with which the Government Deals with Matters of Science and Technology," House Committee on Science and Astronautics, July 16, 1974.


"Will the U.S. Go Metric?", 1973 Yearbook of Science, Encyclopaedia Brittanica, Inc., (1973), pp. 144‑157.

"Science and the American Society," American Scientist, Vol. 61, No. 1 (January-February 1973), pp. 38‑41.

"Maintaining Vitality and Productivity in R&D: Staff Obsolescence — Its Cost and Prevention," Research Management, Vol. 16, No. 2 (March 1973), pp. 16‑19.

"Federal Support of Commercially Relevant R&D," American Scientist, Vol. 61, No. 2 (March-April 1973), pp. 144‑151.

"Conducting and Using Research," Daedalus, Vol. 102, No. 2 (Spring 1973), pp. 145‑152.


"Metric America — Awaiting Congressional Action," National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States, 1972 Edition, Columbia Books, Washington, D.C. (1972), pp.43‑50.

"Managing Technology by Performance," Science, Vol. 175, No. 4019 (January 21, 1972), p. 261.

"Information for a Changing Society" (with E. L. Brady), Science, Vol. 175, No. 4025 (March 3, 1972), pp. 961‑966.

"Taming America's Technology," The Robert A. Welch Foundation Bulletin, No. 32, Houston TX: The Robert A. Welch Foundation, (July 1972), pp. 3‑21.

"The Metric System in the United States," Proceedings of the American Physical Society, Vol. 116, No. 4 (August 1972), pp. 294‑300.


"Metrication — What It Would Mean To America?", National Trade and Professional Associations of the United States, 1971 Edition, Columbia Books, Washington, D.C. (1971), pp. 33‑37.

"The Wave of Change in the Information Industries," The Impact of New Information Technologies on the Workplace, Montreal: The Institute for Research on Public Policy, 1971, pp. 119-129.

"Expectations from the Seminar," Proceedings, Metrology and Standardization in Less-Developed Countries: The role of a National Capability for Industrializing Economies, Warrenton VA, Proceedings of a Seminar in Warrenton, VA, February 1971, NBS.

Special Publication 359, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. (1971), pp. 76‑78.

"Measurement Standards, Language of Discovery," National Bureau of Standards Technical News Bulletin, Vol. 55, No. 1 (January 1971), pp. 12‑14.

"Taming Technology — A Plea for Rational Regulation in a Social Context," Science, Vol. 171, No. 3975 (March 12, 1971), pp. 972‑977.

"Address of the Conference President," Report of the 55th National Conference on Weights and Measures, Salt Lake City, 1970, NBS Special Publication 342, U.S. Dept. of Commerce, National Bureau of Standards, Washington, D.C. (April 1971), pp. 7‑13.

"Going Metric: A Technology Assessment," RCA Electronic Age, (Spring 1971), pp. 31‑34.

"Metrication, Measurements and Scales," Standards Engineering, Vol. 23, No. 4 (August 1971), pp. 9‑13, 16.

"The U.S. Metric Study," The Science Teacher, Vol. 38, No. 8 (November 1971), pp. 58‑62.

"Product Performance in a Affluent Society," Performance, Vol. 1, No. 6 (November/December 1971), pp. 20‑24.

"Why People Fear Technology," The Futurist, (December 1971), p. 232.

Information for a Changing Society: some policy considerations (with Pierre Piganiol, S. Balke, S. Hamada, H.T. Hookway, and J.R. Whitehead), OECD, Paris 1971.