The scientific community often relies on impromptu interactions to spur where the next set of experiments might go.
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We must identify and resolve the gaps in our current scientific training, and revisit and refine the incentive structures we’ve created around our scientists.
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A potentially interesting approach would be to consider substantially less standardization in the metrics that assess academic institutions.
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In light of the current pandemic, it's worthwhile to consider the importance of both public and private investment in basic research programs and the growing role of science in our society.
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