Multidisciplinary Teams Required for the Development of Next- Generation Energetics

Kay J. Tindle, Daniel Marangoni, Nicholas J. Marangoni

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Abstract

"Eureka!" That moment longed for by scientists everywhere, when they can finally say, "I have found it!" Eureka moments, however, are rarely experienced by a solo researcher, making discoveries in isolation. On the contrary, Eureka moments currently require collaborations that cross disciplinary lines (Andersen, 2013; Johnson, 2014). In his book, How we got to now: Six innovations that made the modern world, Johnson (2014) provides the example of Ada Lovelace and Charles Babbage, who created software programming for computers that were not created until the following century, and Leonardo da Vinci, who drew sketches in the fifteenth 258century of what would later become a helicopter in modern times. These examples of geniuses who were well ahead of their time are examples of multidisciplinary collaborations or individuals who spent their time converging various fields of discipline to solve research problems (Johnson, 2014). The determination of the structure of DNA involved a chemist, two physicists, and a zoologist (Chemical Heritage Foundation, 2016).

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationEnergetic Materials
Subtitle of host publicationAdvanced Processing Technologies for Next-Generation Materials
PublisherCRC Press
Pages257-268
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781351681261
ISBN (Print)9781138032507
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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Tindle, K. J., Marangoni, D., & Marangoni, N. J. (2017). Multidisciplinary Teams Required for the Development of Next- Generation Energetics. In Energetic Materials: Advanced Processing Technologies for Next-Generation Materials (pp. 257-268). CRC Press. https://doi.org/10.1201/b22193