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Fundamental sciences, including Physics and Mathematics, study the behavior of the Universe, in particular its motion and related concepts such as energy and force. Today, Physics and Mathematics are present in many aspects of our life, including biology, medicine, chemistry, materials science, electronics, thermodynamics, and many others. Even scientific areas that are more distant from daily life, as nuclear or particle physics, make major contributions to new technologies, e.g., medical diagnostics and therapy using radiations, precise measurements, etc.
Traditional fields include mechanics, acoustics, optics, and thermodynamics. From the study of statics, kinematics, and dynamics, this has evolved to many new fields, including hydrodynamics, aerodynamics, pneumatics, ultrasonics, bioacoustics, electroacoustics, electrodynamics, magneto dynamics.
Modern science started in the early 20th century with the possibility of studying very big and very small scales of time and space. The two main major fields are quantum mechanics and relativity. Although initially away from practical applications, was already able to explain phenomena like the photoelectric effect and the electron orbitals. This has become crucial for today’s economy, as it is the base of electronics and chemistry, and in fields of mathematics with many applications such as probability theory and groups theory. Some of the more modern applications are derived from experience accumulated building particle accelerators and particle detectors, nowadays omnipresent in many areas of engineering, medicine, and computer programming.
Scientists tend to develop mathematical models that can be used to explain phenomena, make precise measurements, and make predictions of new phenomena and measurements. Current computer modelling and simulation involve also numerical methods and modern graphical and computational techniques.
Recent research involves more complex systems, and resulted in the emergence of new fields and techniques, such as complexity, chaos, turbulence, and catastrophe theories.
Multidisciplinarity and interdisciplinarity have also become common in current scientific research, leading to the development of scientific fields such as econophysics, neurophysics, psychophysics, agrophysics, and medical physics, for example.
We are committted to science and engineering to study problems and challenges.
At our company we fusion a wide range of fields (domains) including but not limited to: physics, chemical engineering, mechanical engineering, electrical and communications engineering, civil engineering, biological engineering, biology encompassing even environmental policy and planning, applied economics, management, arts, sociology, translation studies, and applied linguistics.
As we evolve we use different approaches and methodologies to go beyond the boundaries of academic fields and solve complex problems shared by global society as a whole. For instance:
An Intradisciplinary approach integrates knowledge and methods from a single discipline or profession.
An approach from multiple academic disciplines involves people from different disciplines or professions working together, each drawing on their knowledge to redefine problems outside normal boundaries and reach solutions based on a new understanding of complex situations. These people are engaged in working together as equal stakeholders in addressing a common challenge.
Multidisciplinarity involves little interaction across disciplines.
An Interdisciplinary approach integrates knowledge and methods from different disciplines, using a real synthesis of approaches. Interdisciplinarity directed to a specified goal or mission combines the use of ideas, concepts, materials or instruments from two or more disciplines to a new level of integration suggesting component boundaries start to break down. Interdisciplinarity is no longer a simple addition of parts but the recognition that each discipline can affect the research output of the other.
A cross-disciplinary approach from the perspective of a different academic discipline involves knowledge creation that explains aspects of one discipline from the perspective of another.
Transdisciplinary science and engineering is a way of research (or study) where we go beyond the boundaries of academic fields to solve the complex problems shared by global society as a whole. The outcome will be completely different from what one would expect from the addition of the parts. Transdisciplinarity results in a type xenogenesis where output is created as a result of disciplines integrating to become something completely new.where output is created as a result of disciplines integrating to become something completely new.
In practice, transdisciplinary can be thought of as the union of all interdisciplinary efforts. While interdisciplinary teams may be creating new knowledge that lies between several existing disciplines, a transdisciplinary team is more holistic and seeks to relate all disciplines into a coherent whole.
- Transdisciplinary: creating a unity of intellectual frameworks beyond the disciplinary perspectives.