The physical requirements for conducting scholarly research have changed dramatically
with the rise of the internet. It is now viable for researchers with laptop computers
to work autonomously -- with access to current articles and communication channels
comparable to the resources available at large universities. These new circumstances motivate
the creation of a new kind of research institute: a Science Hostel. By providing places
to live and work with other researchers, in beautiful locations, Science Hostels could
increase creative productivity and overall quality of life for scholars in the internet age.
As this idea catches on, this list will grow...
1. Pacific Science Institute