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In On Wisconsin Magazine: How to trust a robot

Mathematics and computer sciences alum Bill Hibbard (BA'70, MS'73, PhD'95) and other artificial intelligence experts want to ensure that AI meets its potential for good — and avoids dystopian scenarios.

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Solving the mystery of cosmic rays

Since cosmic rays were discovered in 1912, scientists have sought the origins of these mysterious particles. In September 2017, a flash of blue light in the ice deep beneath the South Pole set researchers on a path to resolving this century-old riddle.

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In On Wisconsin Magazine: The pregnancy puzzle

After a UW scientist and his wife lost two pregnancies, he sought answers. Why are these losses so common, and do other living things face the same struggle his family did?

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Featured Researcher: Melanie Matchett Wood

Professor of Mathematics Melanie Matchett Wood has had a phenomenal year.  

She received the Vilas Early Career Investigator Award by the Provost, was awarded the AWM-Microsoft Research Prize in Algebra and Number Theory by the Association for Women in Mathematics and won a National Science Foundation CAREER grant. And she went from assistant professor to associate professor to full professor in just the last few months.

Congratulations, Melanie!

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