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Questions tagged [multidisciplinary]

On degree programs, research efforts, conferences, journals, etc. involving tools, expertise, or knowledge from multiple disciplines. Unlike an 'interdisciplinary' approach, which involves the synthesis of disciplines, in multidisciplinary work the disciplines remain distinct.

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Publishing academic research in more than one field

I have an important question, so please try to answer it precisely and carefully as possible. If I want a career in one field in academia, would it be inadvisable to publish some other academic ...
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Multiple submission of same work for different audiences

I have research work that has been conducted and is at the stage where it is worth disseminating to the research community. It is somewhat cross-discipline in nature, and involves some technical ...
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How do I find similar research problems in other fields?

I have published a paper about the combinatorics of adding a mixture of chemicals to a compound and observing a number of spectral peaks for this, which allows the user to gain information about the ...
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Are two undergraduate degrees better than one master degree?

I have finish my BSc in physics. I want to work in a interdiscipline like biophysics or econophysics. Because these are mainly physics, one can study higher with spending little effort to understand ...
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Can you study and contribute to physics if you are a mathematician?

I'm an undergraduate student majoring in mathematics; I totally love it and I want to get Ph.D in pure mathematics. I'm also interested in physics, especially the theoretical field; my favorite ...
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Can a professor teach mathematics and computer science?

I assume this is nearly impossible in a university with separate math and computer-science departments, due to the way funding works (correct me if I'm wrong). However, I've heard that some small ...
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How does one become a multi-disciplinary researcher?

How can someone become a multi-disciplinary researcher? For example, can one study a multi-disciplinary domain that combines signal processing, artificial intelligence (neural net, machine learning), ...
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How does one learn research methodology?

I am a multidisciplinary person. I have a bachelor's degree in computer science and now I'm working on my master's thesis on strategic intelligence studies. The experience I have in writing both of my ...
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Does it makes sense to publish new math whose primary significance is its applicability to another field?

I have come up with a new mathematical method that has applications in a field outside mathematics. I have described the mathematics of it, and proved relevant theorems to show how it works. The sole ...
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Why do computer science students working in computational biology domain need to give biological validation for their prediction?

I am in my 3rd year of PhD. I am doing my PhD on Computational Biology, with a background of purely Computer Science. Since I am under pressure to publish 4 more journal papers, apart from my review, ...
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What are the pros and cons of multidisciplinary research?

Does doing multidisciplinary research enhance one's employment opportunities compared to doing a degree in "basic" sciences? For example, is a Ph.D. in Nano-science/Nano-technology in any way better ...
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Research topics that gain importance quickly

For instance, there's currently a great deal of attention towards the theory of "spin glasses" in probability theory. But how does a research direction gain its importance so quickly? Does it simply ...
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Popular science magazine for a scientist [closed]

Background: A month ago I successfully defended my PhD in computational fluid mechanics (yay!). As a present, my parents want to give me a subscription to a science magazine of my choice. I'm an avid ...
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How and what do I present at my PhD coursework

I am a PhD Student & started my research few months ago. My research involves creating a predictive model for protein-drug interaction using soft computing techniques .The topic was given to me by ...
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Should I do a dual Ph.D.?

So there are already some good questions on the topic of double doctorates: Is doing two PhD's a good path? When does one go for a double doctorate? I'm looking for some advice specific to my ...
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Background review in a multidisciplinary paper

I am writing a paper which will include concepts from statistical mechanics, quantum mechanics, relativity, information theory, and thermodynamics. Potential readers will probably not be familiar with ...
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Postdoctoral job search: mixed applications

As I'm currently pursuing an academic job search (in parallel to the industry one), which includes potential postdoctoral positions, I would appreciate some clarifications on the following aspect. ...
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Publishing in multidisciplinary open access journals in computer sciences [closed]

My this question is specific to Computer Science discipline(or, Engineering discipline can also be included). What about publishing articles, from computer science domain, in multidisciplinary open ...
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How can physicists help in theoretical biology, besides math and fresh perspectives? [closed]

By googling this keyword: "theoretical biology" and physics, I get many interesting pages, such as: Physics meets biology: Bridging the culture gap Biology is more theoretical than physics Why ...
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Efficient way to find conferences in related disciplines?

I have been working on my research field (astrophysics) for very long and would like to explore some adjacent disciplines such as non-linear dynamics, machine learning, ... My university is not that ...
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How to start international research collaborations within a specialised medical field

I am a researcher with 11 years of experience working on a series of projects in the health and education fields. These projects are loosely linked in that they are psych/ social science based and ...
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Can you do research in same field as your diploma and another field at the same time?

How liberal are institutions with regard to doing research in a different (unrelated) field than the person's diploma? For example, if a person with a diploma in pure mathematics wants also to do ...
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Teaching Multiple Subjects

I plan to do my PhD in Computational Linguistics in the near future. As one would imagine, it requires a bit of knowledge in Computer Science as well as Linguistics. Particularly, I enjoy French and ...
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Multidisciplinary Science & Engineering - Too overwhelming for industry/ academics?

Is being multidisciplinary a bad or under appreciated feature? I ended up graduating with a solid mechanical engineering (MechE) degree, but made my record extremely multidisciplinary through ...
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Can I write in my SOP that I want to join labs which aren't belonged to the department I apply? [closed]

I want to work on a research which requires both field A and field B. On the school I want to pursue, both lab X and X' from department A work on A+B. If possible, I'd like to work in both lab because ...
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Behavioral finance PhD multi-departmental, which field to apply to?

I am interested in behavioral finance, but could tackle it from various perspectives. I assume that it would be easier to enter through some departments than others, and shouldn’t matter much in the ...