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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.

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Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

The Advanced LIGO interferometers made the first direct detection of gravitational waves. The waves were generated by the inspiral, merger, and ringdown of a binary black hole system.

February 11, 2016 | Read more...

SPECIAL EVENT: LIGO Collaboration Press Release

One hundred years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation will gather scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them.

February 11, 2016 | Read more...

Race to Detect Gravitational Waves Advances with New NSF-funded NANOGrav Physics Frontiers Center

The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) $14.5 million over 5 years to create and operate a Physics Frontiers Center (PFC).

March 30, 2015 | Read more...


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