Research File – Impact of war on scientific research

Prof. Dr. H. B. G. Casimir , lid Raad van Bestuur *29 oktober 1958
Professor Hendrik Casimir (© Wikipedia)

Gareth Mitchell investigates the impact of war on scientific research which changes life in the postwar years. Radar, nuclear weapons/energy, psychology (shell shock), new anti-malaria drugs, radar (leading to ultrasound technique in medicine), the first primitive computer for deciphering codes, rocket technology, eugenics (genetic research) – all are a direct result of World World Two. Gareth Mitchell’s guests include Professor Hendrik Casimir of the Philips Research Laboratory.