Our mission is to provide scientists the freedom to explore the boundaries of knowledge in an independent, transdisciplinary research community outside the confines of traditional academic institutions.
The Pacific Science Institute is an outpost on the frontier of science, geographically and intellectually, with an ever-expanding reach. We envision an ideal theoretical research environment, where resident guests do groundbreaking and valuable work. In this idyllic location, diverse worldviews and a playful approach to life converge, opening doors to creativity and breakthrough thinking. Within this supportive environment, edgier research directions can be pursued to new conclusions. Scientists from myriad traditions, fields, locations, and cultures intersect and share their ideas, raising the intellectual bar for each other.
It is in the nature of science to push boundaries; it is how breakthroughs happen and history gets made. By providing a world class location to visit, work, play, and collaborate with other scientists and science-friendly creatives, the Pacific Science Institute aims to increase creative productivity and overall quality of life for scientists, and foster a broad range of exciting new ideas, papers, and collaborations from within the ranks of our community. Participants share their discoveries at PSI gatherings, and worldwide.