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Quantum Leap in Research

Quantum Leap in Research

John Vastola, an undergraduate physics student, received an Outstanding Presentation award from the American Association of Physics Teachers. At the 2015 Winter Meeting in San Diego, CA, he presented “Using Integral Transforms to Evaluate Sums in Statistical and Quantum Mechanics.” The American Association of Physics Teachers hosted the conference, geared toward high school and college […]

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UW Madison McNair Scholar Exploring the Universe as UC Berkeley Doctoral Student

UW Madison McNair Scholar Exploring the Universe as UC Berkeley Doctoral Student

Jessie Otradovec showed promise in post-high school jobs at Papa John’s and Cost Cutters in Green Bay. But she wanted to play with the universe. She eventually left behind the pizza and barber shears and, at age 27, will graduate from UW-Madison this weekend with a bachelor’s degree in physics and astrophysics. “I’m just tremendously […]

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ASSET program expands

The Ford Fellows program, a long-running research program for juniors seeking futures in academia, ceased to exist last year. In its place is the ASSET program, focused less on academia and more on interdisciplinary dialogue as it begins its first full program this winter. ASSET stands for Artists, Scholars, Scientists and Entrepreneurs of Tomorrow. Reflective […]

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