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Gerhard Sonnert

Gerhard Sonnert is a sociologist of science in the Department of Physics at Harvard University.

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Connecting Science and Society

According to a widespread stereotype, scientists occupy an ivory tower, isolated from other parts of society. To some extent this is true, and the resulting freedom to pursue curiosity-driven research has made possible extraordinary scientific advances. The spinoffs of "pure" science, however, have also had powerful impacts on society, and the potential for future impacts is even greater.