The Changing Character of Scientific Research (Public Lecture)
Prof. Phillip A. Griffiths
Director, Institute for Advanced Study, Princeton, U.S.A.
Today we are rapidly learning how closely all scientific and mathematical knowledge is interrelated and interconnected. We have begun to see this knowledge as a web of principles and relationships that extends from invisible atomic particles to the vast biological and social systems of the earth. The shift in our awareness can be described in terms of five general trends: