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New Faculty Focus: Justin Hsu

He brings to the Department of Computer Sciences an interest in differential privacy. 

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New Faculty Focus: Kevin Black

The new physics professor specializes in elementary particle physics. 

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LAB3 exhibition helps high school students merge physics and art

The LAB3 project teamed UW–Madison physicists and Madison-based artists and writers with high school students from the area. Over the summer, six teams — each composed of one scientist, one visual or performing artist, one writer, and three to four high schoolers — explored current areas of scientific research ranging from neutrinos to dark matter to cosmic rays.

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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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