Season 1 | Episode 3Shirley Tilghman: The 75 Year-Old Idea We Need Now


Shirley Tilghman finds inspiration in the report delivered to President Roosevelt 75 years ago. It was called Science: The Endless Frontier, and it spurred the curiosity driven research that fueled America’s leadership in science and technology. We need to follow that advice again, she argues. Tilghman, the first woman president of Princeton University from 2001 to 2013, tells Alan that the importance of basic research is something, “we forget at our peril.”

Published Wednesday, October 28, 2020 6:26 PM

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