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Teatime becoming an institution at institutes

October 22, 2013

For David Krakauer, a cup of tea has long been as much a part of the research process as beakers, computers and lab benches.

Wisconsin Science Festival features Nobel, Pulitzer Prize winners and NPR host

September 19, 2013

The Wisconsin Science Festival starts Sept. 26 with four jam-packed days, inviting people of all ages and interests to unleash their curiosity.

Livny earns distributed computing award

July 23, 2013

Miron Livny, a UW–Madison computer sciences professor and director of core computational technology at the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Wisconsin Institute for Discovery, has been honored for his groundbreaking contributions to the field with the 2013 High Performance Parallel and Distributed Computing (HPDC) Achievement Award.

Experience the South Pole in Madison with an exploration of sound, light and images

April 30, 2013

Deep in the Antarctic ice, more than 5,000 detector modules sit in frozen darkness, waiting for the blue bursts of radiation released by particle interactions. Optimized to detect signs of neutrinos - tiny, nearly massless particles that can travel from the edges of the universe - these basketball-sized detectors comprise the IceCube Neutrino Observatory, one of the biggest astrophysics projects in the world.

WARF Discovery Challenge seeks to inspire grad student and postdoc research

February 28, 2013

Last year more than 125 graduate students and postdocs competed for cash prizes and research grants in WARF’s inaugural Discovery Challenge. But one research associate in the School of Medicine and Public Health received an unexpected distinction.