"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).
|Title of host publication||Energetic Materials|
|Subtitle of host publication||Advanced Processing Technologies for Next-Generation Materials|
|Number of pages||12|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2017|