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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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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...

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...


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