Guest Editorial Article to Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis


A Guest Editorial authored by George Pantazopoulos, was recently published in Metallography, Microstructure, and Analysis (ASM International / Springer) with the title:

“Opportunities Arising from a Pandemic Crisis: A Challenge for Humanity Driven by Science, Solidarity, and Cultural Change”


An extract of the text is provided below:

… Science and research constitute strong foundations of society, as we struggle against a common enemy. Freeman Dyson, a pioneer theoretical physicist who passed away on February 28, 2020, stressed that the driving force for evolution has changed from biology to culture. Science is the vehicle to drive our culture. “Science is the international enterprise that brings us together most powerfully in a common purpose, requiring us to share ideas and tools, economic resources and material benefits. The task of East and West in this century will be to work together as friends in science and technology, while respecting our differences in politics and culture”…

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