Monthly Archives: March 2015

A new research network in New Zealand

I was fortunate enough to spend three days recently with a tremendously smart and vital group of New Zealand scientists at the launch of Te Punaha Matatini, a new “Center for Research Excellence” funded by the NZ government.

Te Punaha Matatini is Maori for “the meeting place of many faces”, and what a tremendous variety of faces I met. A few I already knew, like director Shaun Hendy, nanoscientist, econophysicist, and co-author of the wonderful Get off the Grass; climate economist Suzi Kerr, co-founder of Motu;

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