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Leonard E Parker

Center for Gravitation, Cosmology & Astrophysics

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Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics

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LIGO@UWM

Gravitational-wave astronomy with the LIGO detectors.

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Auger@UWM

Explaining for the origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

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ARCC@UWM

Searching for new pulsars with the Arecibo radio telescope.

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Einstein@Home

Searching for weak signals from spinning neutron stars.

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JEM-EUSO@UWM

Explaining for the origin of ultra-high energy cosmic rays.

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RNS

Rapidly rotating neutron star code to construct models of these fascinating compact objects.

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The Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics is supported by NASA, the National Science Foundation, UW-Milwaukee College of Letters and Science, and UW-Milwaukee Graduate School. Any opinions, findings, and conclusions or recommendations expressed in this material are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of these organizations.

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At the Leonard E Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics, we push the frontiers of astrophysics through the novel use of observation, theory, and computation. By bringing together expertise in gravitational physics, astrophysics, and computing, we can address scientific challenges in relativistic astrophysics, gravitational-wave astronomy, particle astrophysics, cosmology, and quantum gravity. Continue browsing to learn more about our research, opportunities for students, or the history of the Center.

News

Adjunct Professor Maria Alessandra Papa elected APS Fellow

Maria Alessandra Papa, with the UWM Physics department and the Max Planck Institute, Germany, has been elected a 2014 APS Fellow. APS Fellows are elected for exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise. Quoting the APS website, she was elected for her "numerous key contributions to gravitational-wave astronomy, including devising new data analysis methods for gravitational waves from pulsars and coordinating the worldwide exchange and analysis of data."

January 13, 2015 | Read more...

Rewarding Lunar Eclipse

On the night 7-8th October, the USA was fortunate to witness a total lunar eclipse and blood moon eclipse. This was the second in a series of four total lunar eclipses (the next will be in April 2015), and Milwaukeeans flocked to the UWM planetarium to witness this event. Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olsen Planetarium, highlights this spectacle.

October 20, 2014 | Read more...

Coffee, with a dash of Astrophysics!

Since the beginning of September a team of postdocs and grad students from the CGCA have been delighting local Milwaukeans with an informal lecture series - CoffeeShop Astrophysics. Taking place in a local coffeeshop, the group discusses hot topics in astrophysics with the local community. Lectures have included 'the big bang' and 'live fast, die young; the lifecycle of stars'. There are more to come!

October 7, 2014 | Read more...


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