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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

UWM Astronomy Club Students Receive Training in Pulsar Searching at World’s Largest Steerable Radio Dish

Several UWM physics students, CGCA postdoctoral researchers, and CGCA professors are members of the Green Bank North Celestial Cap (GBNCC) pulsar survey. The GBNCC collaboration is searching for pulsars in all parts of the sky that can be observed by the Green Bank Telescope (GBT) in West Virginia. The GBT is the largest steerable radio telescope in the world; the famous Arecibo Telescope in Puerto Rico is larger, but cannot be steered.

July 31, 2014 | Read more...

Postdoctoral Researchers Wow the Public with their Planetarium Lectures

This month, two CGCA postdoctoral researchers shared their research interests with a public audience during AstroBreak in the Manfred Olson Planetarium. The public lectures lasted 15 minutes, and were followed by 10-15 minutes of a Q&A session for the audience. After the lecture, the audience enjoyed a brief planetarium show given by Dr. Jean Creighton.

July 17, 2014 | Read more...

White Dwarfs Are Cool: CGCA Astronomer Involved in Detecting One of the Coolest, Dimmest Stellar Corpses Yet Seen

A team of astronomers -- including CGCA professor David Kaplan -- may have identified the coldest and dimmest specimen yet discovered among a class of objects called white dwarfs. If true, this remnant of a stellar death would probably be made of crystallized carbon, amounting basically to a gargantuan diamond floating in the cosmos.

June 24, 2014 | Read more...


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