The following text is a considerably expanded version of the oral remarks which I made in the 30 minutes which I was allotted as the final conference speaker. For my oral presentation I selected a few topics related to giant resonances and gamma ray transition rates because I could comment about them authoritatively, without delay. It did not seem practical to include more in my oral remarks if they were to be comprehensible to the conference participants. I was encouraged to add to my written contribution to these proceedings both to provide a better perspective for readers of these proceedings and to include some of the physics that emerged during the discussions which followed the talks at the conference.
KeywordsNeutron Capture Giant Dipole Resonance Strength Function Giant Resonance Dipole Strength
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