Monthly Archives: December 2011

What is research? Re-blogging Prof. Brent Roberts

If anyone is curious about what life in research is all about, this is a nice description. Also, if you do science for a living, this is a nice thing to send to your confused families.

“What purpose does research serve?” …  I think the answer is knowledge. Research is supposed to provide knowledge that can be used by others and hopefully the broader society.

-Prof Brent Roberts, “What the Heck is Research Anyway?”