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The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery (WID) is a transdisciplinary research institute at the University of Wisconsin-Madison. Read more about us. WID is located in the award-winning Discovery Building, along with the Morgridge Institute for Research and the Town Center.

Year founded

2010

Number of faculty, staff, students

240

Number of affiliated faculty

28

Mission

The mission of WID is to enhance human health and welfare by facilitating interdisciplinary research spanning biotechnology, nanotechnology and information technologies.

We do this through advancing theoretical, applied and laboratory research in distributed, information-rich systems. We seek out the connections among fields in order to benefit from collective knowledge and exploit advances in computing and data storage to transform approaches to experimentation.

We are committed to fostering new ideas and unlikely collaborations. Through our partnerships, both public and private, we push our discoveries beyond the boundaries of the university and draw on the brightest minds to improve people’s lives around the world.

Research Areas

Themes

Labs

Leadership

Christopher Bradfield, Ph.D., Interim Director (2015 to present); David Krakauer, Ph.D., Director, Co-director of  C4 (2011 to 2015); Interim Director (2010), John Wiley

Expertise

Theoretical, applied and laboratory research in information-rich systems; computational sciences; mathematics; computational biology; data visualization; epigenetics; digital technologies; education; digital humanities; 3D printing; complexity; games for learning

Search WID’s Directory to find experts or contact our communications office.

Resources

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Press Contact

WID communications
(608) 316-4325 or by email

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