HQAN outreach program brings quantum science to rural Wisconsin

two young students using lasers and a meter stick

This month, the Wonders of Quantum Physics participated in the UW Biocore’s weeklong science camp in Mazomanie, WI. Read all about it in this article published in the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.

Deniz Yavuz, Randall Goldsmith awarded funding in first round of UW’s Research Forward initiative

profile photo of Deniz Yavuz
Deniz Yavuz
profile shot of Randall Goldsmith
Randall Goldsmith

In its inaugural round of funding, the Office of the Vice Chancellor for Research and Graduate Education’s (OVCRGE) Research Forward initiative selected 11 projects, including projects from WQI’s Deniz Yavuz and Randall Goldsmith.

Yavuz is Principal Investigator and Goldsmith is co-Principal Investigator (along with Dan Van der Weide, professor of electrical engineering) on a project titled “Compact and efficient terahertz optical modulators.”

Goldsmith is co-PI on a second funded project, “Therapeutic targeting of post-transcriptional RNA processing in human diseases.”

OVCRGE hosts Research Forward to stimulate and support highly innovative and groundbreaking research at the University of Wisconsin–Madison. The initiative is supported by the Wisconsin Alumni Research Foundation (WARF) and will provide funding for 1–2 years, depending on the needs and scope of the project.

Research Forward seeks to support collaborative, multidisciplinary, multi-investigator research projects that are high-risk, high-impact, and transformative. It seeks to fund research projects that have the potential to fundamentally transform a field of study as well as projects that require significant development prior to the submission of applications for external funding. Collaborative research proposals are welcome from within any of the four divisions (Arts & Humanities, Biological Sciences, Physical Sciences, Social Sciences), as are cross-divisional collaborations.