I am happy to acknowledge the many contributions of Heidi Aspaturian to this volume, including editing the book and providing its initial title, and for thoughtful suggestions concerning its shape and substance. I would also like to thank Sara Lippincott and Judy Goodstein, both of whom contributed substantially to the way the book came out. I had many fruitful conversations with my colleague Jim Woodward, who taught me that philosophy is a serious matter. Jim Strauss was most helpful in providing the details of his investigations of Vipin Kumar and James Urban. I would like to acknowledge also the three Caltech provosts under whom I served—Barclay Kamb, Paul Jennings, and Steve Koonin. Finally, I would like to thank Caltech General Counsel Harry Yohalem for permission to reprint the Caltech Policy on Research Misconduct at the end of the book.
Portions of this work appeared in different form in the journals American Scholar, American Scientist, Physics World, and Accountability in Research and in Engineering & Science, the research magazine of the California Institute of Technology.