Table of Contents


The Sponsorship of Basic Research
The search for new technology is often best approached by indirection.
by Arthur Laufer

In the Field

Can Excellence Be Managed?
No. It can, however, easily be aborted.
by Harold Brown

On Meeting an Old Friend, Slightly the Worse for Wear, After a Lapse of Two and a Half Years.
by Ronald F. Scott

Girding for the Next Decade in Engineering
Meet the new chairman of Caltech's engineering division. All he wants to do is make Caltech the Mecca for the great engineers and applied scientists of the world.

Research Notes
Old data, new answers. Galactic explosions. Recoating the mirror. Faster solar observing.

Campus News:

Downs-Lauritsen Laboratory of Physics

The Month at Caltech