The challenge of industrial physics

Authors(s):Howard A. Robinson Publication:Physics Today Publication Date:June 1948 Publisher: American Institute of Physics Citation:Physics Today 1, 2, 4 (1948) Link:

In physics, as in every other branch of human endeavor, there comes a time when each individual must consider for himself the future of his personal relationship with the science he is attempting to master. At the present moment, with the war years over, large numbers of students propose to join the ranks of the 10,000 or 12,000 of us in this country who have been educated in physics. While it is true that the colleges of the country, because of their increased enrollments, will be in a position to absorb an increased number of these younger people, many more of them will go into the industrial and government laboratories of the country.