Mega Convergence: Science, Engineering, and Beyond

Saturday, 15 February 2014
Comiskey (Hyatt Regency Chicago)
Joseph M. DeSimone , University of North Carolina-Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
As disruptive technologies continue to permeate all that we do on a daily basis and change our world, traditional disciplines will be pulled more and more towards convergence. This will entail partnerships at the intersection of not only the life sciences, physical sciences, computational sciences, and engineering disciplines, but also humanities disciplines, the liberal and performing arts, and more, thereby magnifying the potential for innovations of incredible variety and magnitude.