CMSNF Synergy The center consists of experimentalists and theorists from six research institutions. The team works in a synergetic manner and “demonstrates that the whole is substantially greater than the sum of the individual parts”. To ensure a common understanding of the Center’s goals and performance, the team meets in person on a semiannual basis, rotating the location of the meeting between the different participating institutions. The team holds formal monthly internet-base conferences using the GoToMeeting software package. The team also routinely co-loans team members from one institution in order to create greater integration and synergy across research tasks, provide additional educational and training opportunities for students and post docs, and to facilitate creative thinking and scientific exchange among team members. The map below shows the past travels of team members to their partner institutions.