He was a member of JASON. He has been involved in nuclear arms control efforts. He has also advised a number of major corporations; for example he was on the board of directors of General Motors for 12 years.
^ APS page on Dannie Heineman Prize, retrieved January 10, 2007
^Anthony DePalma (1991-06-26). "For Scholarly Nirvana, Familiar Questions as Leaders Change". The New York Times. Retrieved 2011-01-14. "Dr. Goldberger, a former president of the California Institute of Technology, is a wry man who is able, despite his revered office (it belonged to J. Robert Oppenheimer from 1947 to 1966), to poke fun at himself. Given such an independent and strong-willed faculty, he said he sees the director's job as more that of pit crew than of car driver in this intellectual road race."