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The institute fosters the creation of new knowledge that is obtainable only through the development of sustained interdisciplinary research.
The institute supports internal and external collaborations among Colgate faculty and their collaborators who bring expertise from different disciplines to bear on current and emerging scientific problems that remain intractable to the methods used within a single discipline. The institute also encourages interdisciplinary approaches to learning through innovative curricular and research opportunities for students that may arise from the pursuit of interdisciplinary research projects.

Supported Projects: 2014

“Timing is everything: The influence of circadian rhythms and gene-by-environment interactions on test performance and risk-taking in humans.”
Two-year award granted to Krista Ingram (Colgate biology) and her colleagues Neil Bearden (INSEAD, Singapore), Allan Filipowicz (Johnson School of Business, Cornell University) and Kriti Jain (IE Business School, Madrid).
“Laser-atom interactions in a mass spectrometer for dating Martian rocks.”
One-year award granted to Jonathan Levine (Colgate physics and astronomy) and his collaborators F. Scott Anderson and Tom J. Whittaker (Southwest Research Institute).

Colored lasers from the research of Jonathan Levine

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Dan Schult
Institute director
(315) 228-7347
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