WID Events

The Wisconsin Institute for Discovery and its collaborators host events focused on nucleating research at UW–Madison and beyond, creating opportunities for new connections, and engaging with the public. Most WID events take place in the Discovery Building, though it is important to note that not all Discovery Building events are affiliated with WID. For a full listing of events in the Discovery Building, please visit discovery.wisc.edu/events.

Please join us for these upcoming events:


Monday, January 25, 2021

Crossroads of Ideas
Public Perception of Science in a Post-Pandemic World
The pandemic has revealed issues with how science is perceived and understood by the public. The rapid pace of science around SARS-CoV-2 and COVID-19 has exposed issues in society around science communication and the impact of politics on the scientific process. Join us for a discussion about what we have learned about science and society during these extraordinary circumstances and how we can move forward.
5:00 pm-6:00 pm Online

Wednesday, January 27, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Weijie Su
Local Elasticity: A Phenomenological Approach Toward Understanding Deep Learning
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, February 3, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Yao Xie
Statistical inference on spatio-temporal networks
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, February 10, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Hamed Hassani
Two Facets of Learning Robust Models: Fundamental Limits and
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, February 17, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Tara Javidi
Generalization to Natural Out-of-Distribution Inputs
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, February 24, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Jose Blanchet
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 3, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Tuo Zhao
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 10, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Zhao Song and Yuanzhi Li
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 17, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Anna Choromanska
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 14, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 21, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, April 28, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series: Martin Wainwright
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, May 5, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Wednesday, May 12, 2021

SILO Online Seminar Series:
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12:30 pm

Thursday, October 21, 2021

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Discovery Building

Friday, October 22, 2021

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Discovery Building

Saturday, October 23, 2021

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Discovery Building

Sunday, October 24, 2021

Wisconsin Science Festival
Curiosity Unleashed!
Held across campus and throughout Wisconsin, the four-day festival is packed with activities for people of all ages. Events include hands-on science exhibitions, demonstrations, performances, tours, pub nights, workshops and more.
12:00 am Discovery Building



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