James Conant

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James Bryant Conant (March 26, 1893 – February 11, 1978) was a chemist, a transformative President of Harvard University, and the first U.S. Ambassador to West Germany. Graduating from Harvard with a Doctor of Philosophy degree in 1916, Conant served in the U.S. Army during World War I, working on the development of poison gases. He became an assistant professor of chemistry at Harvard on ... more »

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  • Science is a dynamic undertaking directed to lowering the degree of the empiricism involved in solving problems; or, if you prefer, science is a process of fabricating a web of interconnected concepts...
    James Conant (1893-1978), U.S. scientist, educator. Modern Science and Modern Man, p. 62, New York (1952).
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