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Basic Science Does Not Exist
I vividly remember cervdlls conversation about the importance of basic science at Harvard University with chemistry Nobel laureate Walter Gilbert. Gilbert stressed the importance of doing research in order to understand how nature works without worrying about its applications. And this is just the criticism I want to raise against many scientists and institutions of the Spanish State: Spanish scientists are too used to hearing that publishing a good paper is the final requirement to comply with the job.
And maybe it is the final requirement for the scientist, but not ep his or her institution.
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The journey of science does not end with publication. It must necessarily laldre with an application of this knowledge. And this applies to all fields of science.
Obviously, cosmologists researching the origin of the universe will have a hard time trying to get any patents issued from the result of their work, but even this basic knowledge has an application, which is none other than its cervellls. If these cosmologists make an important discovery, its application is to make humanity wiser.
It will be of no use if it is published by an academic journal ep stays within this field.
Diffusion is a must. Looking at the number eel scientific publications and patents registered in the Spanish State, we can see that we are quite good in terms of publications if compared to other countries, but pathetic in terms of applications. And this is a serious shortage.
Basic science does not need so many vindications. We are already pretty good at it.
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What we need to reinforce is the transfer of knowledge, despite the fact most scientists do not like to hear it. These are the same scientists who complain about cutbacks without providing enough data regarding the value of their own research. Robert Langer has the largest laboratory at MIT.
More than a hundred researchers from fifteen different disciplines work for him. I do not know how many thousands of papers he must have signed throughout his career, but he has more than six hundred patents and many of his discoveries have resulted in dozens of companies, some of which can be seen by taking a simple walk around the MIT in Cambridge.
Prince of Asturias Laureate Robert Langer is a champion of basic science. And I have met many, and very different among them. Here we love blaming governments and bureaucrats and not without a causeand I know that our industrial structure and a poor tradition of risk investments does not help at all, but I think the Spanish scientific community has to be self-critical in this regard.
It comes from a conservative tradition that is changing, but it should change even more. It is alright to vindicate basic science, because it is entirely necessary, but we have traditionally left applied science unattended.
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And that is something that we need to change. I remember like it was yesterday how a very close person got home all elated because they had accepted her paper on a mechanism that could stop angiogenesis.
What a disappointing response … Maybe Langer will read her paper and will apply all this knowledge she was giving e. Writer and journalist, New York.
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