University research comes in many shapes

GK Chapters and other contributions, Missions & Responsibilities, Research & Innovation

Carlos de Brito Cruz, Sao Paulo Research Foundation

In “The Usefulness of Useless Knowledge”, written in 1937, (Flexner, 1955) Abraham Flexner described a conversation with George Eastman:tured to ask him whom he regarded as the most useful worker in science in the“I venworld. He replied instantaneously, ‘Marconi’. I surprised him by saying: ‘Whatever pleasure we derive from the radio or however wireless and the radio may have added to human life, Marconi’s share was practically negligible.”


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