Donald Braben

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Donald W. Braben
Born (1935-05-29) May 29, 1935 (age 82)[1]
Liverpool, England
Residence United Kingdom
Nationality British
Citizenship British
Alma mater University of Liverpool
Known for Blue skies research
Website www.ucl.ac.uk/es/people/staff/affiliates/braben
Scientific career
Fields Physics
Institutions University College London
University of Liverpool
Thesis Energy levels of Na 23 (1962)

Donald W. Braben is a British author and Honorary Professor in the department of Earth Sciences, University College London.[1]

Education[edit]

Braben was educated at the University of Liverpool where he was awarded a PhD in 1962 for work on Isotopes of sodium.[2]

Research[edit]

Braben is a well-known advocate of academic freedom,[3][4] blue skies research,[5][6][7] and the culture of science.[8] Braben is the author of "To Be a Scientist: The Spirit of Adventure in Science and Technology", (OUP 1994), Pioneering Research: A Risk Worth Taking (Wiley 2004) and Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization (Wiley 2008).[9]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Donald Braben UCL Earth Sciences - UCL - Blue Skies Research". Retrieved 2011-07-26. 
  2. ^ Braben, Donald W. (2012). Energy Levels of Na 23 (PhD thesis). University of Liverpool. (subscription required)
  3. ^ Donald W. Braben (2008). Scientific freedom: the elixir of civilization. New York: Wiley-Interscience. ISBN 0-470-22654-4. 
  4. ^ Augsdorfer, P. (2008). "Scientific Freedom: The Elixir of Civilization. By Donald W. Braben". ChemBioChem. 9 (17): 2889–2890. doi:10.1002/cbic.200800670. 
  5. ^ Braben, D. W. (2004). Pioneering research: a risk worth taking. New York: Wiley-Interscience. ISBN 0-471-48852-6. 
  6. ^ Braben, D. (2002). "Blue Skies Research and the global economy". Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications. 314: 768–773. Bibcode:2002PhyA..314..768B. doi:10.1016/S0378-4371(02)01065-8. 
  7. ^ Braben, D. W. (1985). "Innovation and academic research". Nature. 316 (6027): 401. Bibcode:1985Natur.316..401B. doi:10.1038/316401a0. 
  8. ^ Braben, D. W. (1994). To be a scientist. Oxford [Oxfordshire]: Oxford University Press. ISBN 0-19-852290-8. 
  9. ^ "Blue Skies Research". Retrieved 2012-12-10.