Sunday, May 24, 2015

MIT, like Wistar, wants space for team science

Much as the Wistar Institute hopes to do in its new facility, MIT's Media Lab puts different sorts of scientists in close proximity.

MIT, like Wistar, wants space for team science

Wistar Institute CEO Russel Kaufman spoke last week of the need for room in its new facility for team science, in which researchers of different specialties can work closely enough to swap ideas in search of solutions.

Wistar is involved in biomedical research, but the idea applies to all sorts of science.

In the October issue of the Atlantic, Gregory Mone and graphic artist Bryan Christie explain how the Media Lab at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology thinks along the same lines regarding research.

The Atlantic story is here.

The cool graphic is here.

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