On Fact and Fraud: Cautionary Tales from the Front Lines of Science

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Index
Abelson, John, 52
absolute zero, 113–14
AIDS, 62, 64
air molecules, 45–46
American Association for the Advancement of Science, 19
American Chemical Society, 19
American Physical Society, 19, 72–73, 108
anthropology, 1
anti-Semitism, 49–50
astronomers, 90
AT&T, 122
atomic bombs, 97
atomic theory of mater, 29; element 118 and, 97, 103–6, 130; ions and, 30–32; nucleus of, 30
Authority Structure, 7, 14, 127; gatekeepers of, 22–24; goal of, 18; roots of, 25–26; scientifc societies and, 19–27; university presidents and, 18; university rivalry and, 20–24
autoimmune diseases, 51, 55, 57, 62, 64
awards, 19, 22. See also Nobel Prize
Babbage, Charles, 33
Bacon, Francis, 8, 61, 127
Baltimore, David, xii, 61–64, 128
Barnes, Charles, 73–74, 79, 87, 90, 94
Barré-Sinoussi, Françoise, 64
Beasley, Malcolm, 99–102
Bednorz, J. Georg, 84, 93; hightemperature superconductivity and, 108–9, 114–16, 125, 131; Nobel Prize and, 108, 114, 131; risk and, 131
Begeman, Louis, 31
Bell Labs, 33, 97–101
Berkeley Gas-Filled Separator (BGS), 102–4
Betrayers of the Truth (Broad and Wade), 43
biology: immunology and, 51, 55, 57; multiple sclerosis and, 51, 55, 57; Office of Scientifc Integrity (OSI) and, 59–60; prevalence of fraud in, 2–4, 51–60, 66, 97, 101, 128, 130; virology and, xii, 61–64, 128
biomedicine, 2–3, 101
Biotechnology Institute, 64
bismuth-strontium-calcium copper oxide, 115
Boyle, Robert, 25–26
BP, 74
breast-cancer studies, 3

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Table of contents

  • Title Page iii
  • Contents vii
  • Illustrations ix
  • Preface xi
  • One - Setting the Stage 1
  • Two - In the Matter of Robert Andrews Millikan 29
  • Three - Bad News in Biology 51
  • Four - Codifying Misconduct:Evolving Approaches in the 1990s 59
  • Five - The Cold Fusion Chronicles 69
  • Six - Fraud in Physics 97
  • Seven - The Breakthrough That Wasn't Too Good to Be True 107
  • Eight - What Have We Learned? 127
  • Appendix - Caltech Policy on Research Misconduct 135
  • Acknowledgments 147
  • Notes 149
  • Index 155
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