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WARF announces annual grant figures and 2019 Innovation Award winners

November 7, 2019

The Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation has granted the university $80 million and the Morgridge Institute $11.9 million, and is honoring faculty members who made significant technological advances.

UW–Madison physicist awarded Packard Fellowship

October 15, 2019

Shimon Kolkowitz's research into ultra-precision atomic clocks will test Einstein's general theory of relativity.

Science journalist Christie Aschwanden visits as UW–Madison Science Writer in Residence

October 10, 2019

Aschwanden, who for years was lead science writer for FiveThirtyEight, will be on campus Oct. 14 through 18 visiting students and faculty and participating in a panel discussion.

Extension strengthens link between field and campus

October 8, 2019

When the Conant brothers started a hops farm, they knew practically nothing about hops. So they turned to their county ag educator from UW Extension, which is now part of UW–Madison. The agent drew upon UW researchers’ unbiased scientific expertise.

Campus a popular stopover for migrating butterflies

October 2, 2019

Butterflies like to stop at the UW–Madison campus and Arboretum to rest and drink up the nectar in the many flowers there.

150 years ago, periodic table brought order to the chemical universe

October 1, 2019

"You could say that we take the periodic table (of the elements) for granted," says UW–Madison chemistry instructor Matt Bowman. "But I could not imagine chemistry without it.”

Remembering Heidi Dvinge

September 26, 2019

On Sept. 20, Professor Heidi Dvinge passed away unexpectedly. Her colleagues describe her tragic loss as “devastating.”

Sustainable dairy project finds ways to lower emissions, boost profits

September 20, 2019

Researchers found that ideal cow genetics, improved feeding strategies and better manure management could allow dairy farms to cut greenhouse gas emissions while producing more milk with less feed.

Wisconsin Science Festival encourages science exploration statewide

September 19, 2019

The festival, held Oct. 17 through 20, will feature more than 220 events statewide ranging from fossil exploration and robotic engineering to animal encounters and the science of Star Wars.