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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

2017 Solar Eclipse

The UWM Planetarium has a special event planned for August 21 from 11 am to 3 pm and will require all its staff. Unfortunately, they will not able to help with other events that are happening during the solar eclipse.

However, they are happy to send Planetarium staff on a different date to present about the science, history, and cultural aspects of solar eclipses for a fee ($200+ depending on distance of venue and the duration of the program). Please contact planetarium@uwm.edu to schedule a program.

July 6, 2017 | Read more...

GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a second detection of gravitational waves. Like the historic first detection (made in September 2015 and announced in February 2016), this event was generated by the coalescence of a binary black hole system.

June 15, 2016 | Read more...

The Right Place At The Right Spacetime

Scientists from the LIGO project recently announced detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two stellar-mass black holes. A UWM graduate student, Alex Urban, was fortunate enough to be at one of the LIGO sites in Livingston, LA, for three months during this historic game-changing discovery. Hear his personal story here!

February 18, 2016 | Read more...


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