“The art and science of asking questions is the source of all knowledge.” Thomas Louis Berger

Inquiry is an online publication of the University of Minnesota’s Office of the Vice President for Research. Launched in June 2014, Inquiry serves as a platform to explore the impact of university research and tap into the collective knowledge of the U of M’s research community.

Our stories range from informed opinion pieces addressing current topics and trends in university research, to stories that highlight U of M  research excellence, scientific breakthroughs and cutting edge discoveries, and a variety of compelling content that sparks our interest and generates new questions to ask. Inquiry provides a platform to share ideas from all aspects of research. The diverse perspectives offered here reflect the depth and breadth of the university’s research community and the state of research in general; any opinions are those of the author, not the institution.

If you have an idea or would like to submit a story, please see our submission guidelines. For general questions, contact us at ovprcomm@umn.edu.

A note on comments: Comments are welcomed and encouraged on this site, but there are some instances when comments will not pass approval and will not be published, including comments that contain profanity, language or concepts that could be deemed offensive, and personal attacks.