You are here

Robbert Dijkgraaf to Discuss Next 75 Years in Science at Symposium in Washington, D.C.

On Wednesday, February 26, 2020, Robbert Dijkgraaf, Director and Leon Levy Professor at the Institute for Advanced Study, will join other leading voices in science to participate in a Washington, D.C. symposium called “The Endless Frontier: The Next 75 Years in Science.”

Hosted by the National Academy of Sciences, the Kavli Foundation, and the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, the program will consider the future of science in the U.S. and how it can best serve society in the 21st century. Speakers will include Marcia McNutt, President, National Academy of Sciences; France A. Córdova, Director, National Science Foundation; and Kelvin K. Droegemeier, Director, White House Office of Science and Technology Policy.

The panel discussion featuring Dijkgraaf is titled “From Basic Research to Innovation and Economic Growth, and the Next 75 Years.” The discussion will be moderated by John L. Anderson, President, National Academy of Engineering. Dijkgraaf will be joined on the panel by scholars and scientists, including Shirley Tilghman, IAS Trustee, President Emerita of Princeton University, and newly named Senior Science Advisor at the Science Philanthropy Alliance.

This year marks the 75th anniversary of Vannevar Bush’s seminal report “Science, The Endless Frontier,” which created a blueprint for U.S. scientific research in the post–World War II era. The report heralded government support for innovation and basic research and the policies that ultimately drove U.S. prosperity, health, and national security. The symposium will include a look back at the prescience of this report and consider what is required for science to continue to advance human understanding and spark discoveries that benefit not just the U.S., but the whole world.

The event will take place in Washington, D.C. at the National Academy of Sciences. Register here to attend in-person or via webcast.

Read more at the National Academy of Sciences.


February 20, 2020
Press Contact
Lee Sandberg