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Transforming Life at Disciplinary Boundaries, Text Slide 14 of 24

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Slide title: The Purpose of All This

Slide words:
TraNSFormative Discoveries

  • Radically change our understanding of an important existing scientific or engineering concepts
  • Create new sub-fields
  • Lead to...paradigm shifts!
  • Cover design by: James J. Caras, National Science Foundation

    Image credits (clockwise from top): Marcus Thiebaux, Information Sciences Institute, University of Southern California. Research and photo by Component Technology Group at Ball Semiconductor Inc. (US Pat. 5,955,776; Akira Ishikawa (Founder)--Spherical Shaped Semiconductor Integrated Circuit. Boston Microsystems, Inc.. Bob Wilhelmson, NCSA and the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign; Lou Wicker, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administrationís National Severe Storms Laboratory; Matt Gilmore and Lee Cronce, University of Illinois atmospheric science department; visualization by Donna Cox, Robert Patterson, Stuart Levy, Matt Hall and Alex Betts, NCSA. Trevor R. Anderson. Henry Kaiser, NSF. U.S. Global Change Research Information Office. California Institute of Technology. NSF Multimedia Gallery.
    CBST, managed by the University of California, Davis. Illustration by James J. Caras, NSF. Chad Mirkin, Northwestern University. NSF Multimedia Gallery

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