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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

When Black Holes Collide: Gravitational Waves and the Discovery of the Century

Please join us for an evening of scientific discussion, appetizers, and a cash bar. CGCA Professor Patrick Brady of the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-wave Observatory (LIGO) will share the excitement of the discovery of gravitational waves, followed by opportunities for informal discussions with faculty and students about recent discoveries and ongoing research.

Friday, October 6, 2017, 8:00pm. Kenwood Atrium

The Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Complex is located at 3135 N. Maryland Ave.

September 8, 2017 | Read more...

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...


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