Institute of Physics and Freedom in Science


    THE Institute of Physics has sent the following letter signed by its president, Prof. W. L. Bragg, to the Polish Ambassador: "On behalf of the Board of the Institute of Physics I have to convey to you, and through you to your Government, the deep sorrow with which British physicists at home and overseas have heard of the forcible closure of the Institute of Physics in Warsaw, the dispersal of its eminent staff and the confiscation of its valuable equipment. Our sympathy goes out to our Polish colleagues in this interruption of their labours for the progress of our science, and in the tragic and unmerited hardships and perils which they are enduring. We look forward to the time, which we pray may not be far distant, when, restored to its former freedom, the Institute of Physics in Warsaw shall once again take its place among the great scientific institutions, and continue its work for the advancement of learning, and the welfare of mankind."

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    Institute of Physics and Freedom in Science. Nature 145, 345 (1940).

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