Gamma ray telescope ready for prime time

A new telescope, part of an international effort to develop and build the world’s largest, most sensitive gamma-ray detector, was unveiled to the public Thursday (Jan. 17, 2019) in a ceremony at the Whipple Observatory on Arizona’s Mount Hopkins.

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With fire, warming and drought, Yellowstone forests could be grassland by mid-century

Some of Yellowstone’s forests may now be at a tipping point. They could be replaced by grassland by the middle of this century.

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Steve Carpenter Receives 2018 Ramon Margalef Prize in Ecology

The professor emeritus of the Center for Limnology was honored in recognition of his lifetime of research.

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Professor takes on climate change by promoting science literacy through music, art, comics

Throughout his career, Meyers says he has been “driven by research and discovering new things, pursuing big questions in science.” But teaching geology in a way that emphasizes a personal-emotional connection to science, while cultivating critical thinking and scientific literacy, Meyers says: “has been a highlight of my career.”

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New Faculty Focus: Matthew D. Sinclair

After discovering a passion for computer architecture while an undergrad at UW, Sinclair returns to campus to teach in the Department of Computer Sciences.

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New Faculty Focus: Vivak Patel

He joins the Department of Statistics, with a research focus at the intersection of numerical optimization and statistical estimation. 

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Need to talk to your data? UW-Madison spinoff is happy to translate

As data becomes too cheap to heave out, a startup from the UW–Madison department of computer science is offering users an opportunity to “chat” with their data.

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New Faculty Focus: Nicolas Garcia Trillos

He brings interests in math and machine learning to the Department of Statistics.

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