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.
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.
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.
A new study published today in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences says we are dramatically underestimating the role inland fisheries play in global food security.
Disappearing packing peanuts, floating mugs, color-changing solutions and skewered balloons captivated a room full of elementary students and their teachers in the style of a magic show.