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The Resource Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences, Committee on Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences

Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences, Committee on Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences

Label
Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences
Title
Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences
Statement of responsibility
Committee on Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Traditionally, the natural sciences have been divided into two branches: the biological sciences and the physical sciences. Today, an increasing number of scientists are addressing problems lying at the intersection of the two. These problems are most often biological in nature, but examining them through the lens of the physical sciences can yield exciting results and opportunities. For example, one area producing effective cross-discipline research opportunities centers on the dynamics of systems. Equilibrium, multistability, and stochastic behavior--concepts familiar to physicists and chemists--are now being used to tackle issues associated with living systems such as adaptation, feedback, and emergent behavior. Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences discusses how some of the most important scientific and societal challenges can be addressed, at least in part, by collaborative research that lies at the intersection of traditional disciplines, including biology, chemistry, and physics. This book describes how some of the mysteries of the biological world are being addressed using tools and techniques developed in the physical sciences, and identifies five areas of potentially transformative research. Work in these areas would have significant impact in both research and society at large by expanding our understanding of the physical world and by revealing new opportunities for advancing public health, technology, and stewardship of the environment. This book recommends several ways to accelerate such cross-discipline research. Many of these recommendations are directed toward those administering the faculties and resources of our great research institutions--and the stewards of our research funders, making this book an excellent resource for academic and research institutions, scientists, universities, and federal and private funding agencies."--Publisher's description
Additional physical form
Also available online in Open Book format via the National Academies Press home page.
Cataloging source
NLM
Dewey number
507
Illustrations
illustrations
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
NLM call number
  • 2010 D-987
  • QT 34
NLM item number
N2756r 2010
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National Research Council (U.S.)
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Biophysics
  • Physics
  • Life sciences
  • Biophysical Phenomena
  • Biological Science Disciplines
  • Research
Label
Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences, Committee on Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grand challenges --Societal challenges -- Common themes at the intersection of biological and physical sciences -- Enabling technologies and tools for research -- Enabling research at the intersection : promoting training, support, and communication across disciplines
Control code
480590256
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 106 pages
Isbn
9780309147514
Lccn
2010921434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)480590256
Label
Research at the intersection of the physical and life sciences, Committee on Research at the Intersection of the Physical and Life Sciences
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Color
multicolored
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Grand challenges --Societal challenges -- Common themes at the intersection of biological and physical sciences -- Enabling technologies and tools for research -- Enabling research at the intersection : promoting training, support, and communication across disciplines
Control code
480590256
Dimensions
26 cm
Dimensions
unknown
Extent
xv, 106 pages
Isbn
9780309147514
Lccn
2010921434
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Other physical details
color illustrations
Specific material designation
remote
System control number
(OCoLC)480590256

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