The University of Wisconsin Center for High Throughput Computing will receive $2.2 million dollars to help develop software to support an upgrade in the Large Hadron Collider.
Researchers from UW–Madison and the University of Chicago will explore the idea that data centers could make the power grid more flexible with a $1.8 million grant from the National Science Foundation.
UW2020 supports collaborative, multidisciplinary research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative as well as those that require the acquisition of shared instruments or equipment that will open new avenues for research.
A new UW–Madison tech transfer center funded by a $3.7 million federal grant will provide training and technical assistance to support the region’s mental health workforce, covering treatment and recovery services.
Recipients of Fall Research Competition awards are thankful for the funding to help them acquire the resources they need, but perhaps most important, they say, is the student support they are able to provide.
Ten highly innovative projects, addressing such diverse topics as the microbiome, climate change, limnology, Alzheimer's disease, genomics and math, have been chosen to receive funding.
Communication Arts associate professor Eric Hoyt is a leader of Unlocking the Airwaves, a collaborative project that will bring together split archival material from the National Association of Educational Broadcasters and create a resource for scholars, educators and the public.
UW-Madison is part of a team of campuses receiving nearly $10 million, collectively, from the National Science Foundation (NSF) to further develop cloud computing infrastructure and enable high-level research by scientists around the country.
“The pace of change in the data science field is extremely rapid, and we think the data science initiative is one very good way to keep UW–Madison research on pace with those changes,” says Associate Vice Chancellor Steve Ackerman.
Pictures obtained from Ahna Skop’s exploration of the cell — as well as striking images from other UW–Madison research projects — will serve as a basis for a traveling art exhibit, “Genetic Reflections.”