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Experiments at the Large Hadron Collider (LHC), aided by scientists from the University of Wisconsin–Madison, have narrowed the search for the elusive Higgs boson, discovering a new particle with a mass in the region of 125 GeV.
Sidney Iwanter, an 1971 history alumnus of the College of Letters & Science, likes to say he was too busy dodging tear gas canisters to be much of a student during his tenure at UW–Madison.
For researchers, describing complex science to folks outside their discipline can be a tricky or even unpleasant experience.
Every day researchers add another sea of data to an ocean of knowledge on the world around us - billions on top of billions of measurements, images and observations of the tiniest subatomic particles up to the movement of planets and stars.
A series of online courses geared for members of the military to learn more about foreign policy and international relations is testing the geographic limits of one of the University of Wisconsin–Madison's guiding principles.
On the evening of Tuesday, June 5, the planet Venus will cross the disk of the Sun in what astronomers call a "transit."
A Pulitzer Prize-winning historian will highlight a conference next month marking the retirement of longtime University of Wisconsin–Madison professor John Witte.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison's participation in a White House initiative to foster interfaith dialogue and service has built a solid foundation for an ongoing discussion on campus, organizers say.
Eons ago, nature solved the problem of converting solar energy to fuels by inventing the process of photosynthesis.
When it comes to K-12 education in the state of Wisconsin, a group of University of Wisconsin–Madison journalism students has a pretty good idea of what would make for the ideal system.
For the past eight weeks, geoscience graduate student Tamara Jeppson has traded her usual commute, from her Madison apartment to Weeks Hall on the University of Wisconsin–Madison campus, for a single flight of stairs.
After Tomislav Longinovic left his homeland, Yugoslavia splintered into seven nations.
Marie Renckens stood before her client, walking through a proposed advertising campaign for a first-of-its-kind pediatric health care tool the client, Marshfield Clinic, is developing.
The Chazen Museum of Art expansion project has received recognition this spring from Wisconsin business media and architecture organizations.
The University of Wisconsin–Madison master’s of Social Work degree program has been ranked among the best in the nation, according to a new survey done by TheBestSchools.org.
Frederick "Fritz" Schenker, a doctoral student in ethnomusicology at the School of Music, has received one of 17 Mellon Fellowships for Dissertation Research in Original Sources.
Bit by bit over the last two decades, the University of Wisconsin–Madison's iconic Washburn Observatory has been restored to its original sheen.
The decision to put Lawrence Landweber in the "Innovators" circle of the newly-created Internet Hall of Fame is not likely one that cost the nominating committee any sleep.