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Title: The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite

This book is a history/profile of the group, called Jason, of academic scientists who advise the government. The book starts where the Manhattan Project ends -- with physicists trying to decide, havinmore »g let the genie out of the bottle, how to get it back in again. One result of their attempts was Jason. Jason is 30 to 50 scientists who meet for six weeks every summer to answer questions for the government -- usually for the defense department or the intelligence community -- about national security issues. They specialize in studies for the Department of Energy on the technical backing for treaties to ban the bomb. Jason is unique, not only in this country, but in the world. The book is about the group's attempts to hold onto their scientific souls, remain independent, and still stay in business.« less
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Title: The Jasons: The Secret History of Science's Postwar Elite
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Publication Date: 2006-04-10
OSTI Identifier: 1013649
DOE Contract Number: AC02-76SF00515
Other Number(s): TRN: US201122%%75
Resource Type: Multimedia
Resource Relation: Conference: SLAC Colloquium Series, SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory, Menlo Park, California, presented on April 10, 2006
Research Org: SLAC (SLAC National Accelerator Laboratory (SLAC), Menlo Park, CA (United States))
Sponsoring Org: USDOE Office of Science (SC)
Subject: 45 MILITARY TECHNOLOGY, WEAPONRY, AND NATIONAL DEFENSE ; 99 GENERAL AND MISCELLANEOUS//MATHEMATICS, COMPUTING, AND INFORMATION SCIENCE ; ADVISORY COMMITTEES ; NATIONAL GOVERNMENT ; NATIONAL SECURITY ; SCIENTIFIC PERSONNEL ; TREATIES
Country of Publication: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 1:04:16
System Entry Date: 2016-01-27