Interdisciplinarity-Mellon College of Science - Carnegie Mellon University

Why Carnegie Mellon for Science?


Together with colleagues in the Materials Research Science and Engineering Center, a research and educational enterprise involving collaborative efforts between faculty in five different departments and two colleges within Carnegie Mellon, mathematicians David Kinderlehrer and Shlomo Ta’asan discovered a new statistic harvested from microscope images that determines the energy of material grain boundaries.

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Complex problems can’t be contained within disciplinary boxes. MCS faculty and students reach beyond the usual boundaries to bring diverse perspectives to bear on important questions in science. Whether it’s applying mathematical studies to the field of materials science or bringing together a team of physicists, computer scientists and statisticians to unravel the mysteries of the universe, at MCS we build bridges across disciplines to tackle complicated scientific questions.