The future of research is interdisciplinary. To address the biggest problems facing the world, researchers need to build connections across disciplines, cultivate skills that enable collaboration, and look to unconventional partnerships for new ideas. By convening experts at the intersections of disciplines, the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery creates an environment ripe for interdisciplinary experimentation.

WID’s research is focused in four areas that need interdisciplinary approaches to solve big problems. Explore WID’s expertise:

WID’s research strength is in its innovative collaborative environment, but each WID faculty member maintains a robust research program. Explore individual labs at WID: