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Leonard E Parker

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

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...

CGCA Members Get Involved in Bringing Young Minds to Science

Laura Nuttall (postdoc), Sarah Caudill (postdoc), Alex Urban (graduate student), and Luis Anchordoqui (faculty) of the CGCA participated in a Girls in Engineering, Mathematics, and Sciences (GEMS) day at UW-Waukesha at the beginning of this month. They hosted a one-hour interactive session titled “Astro Safari.” This session had been previously hosted by Sarah Caudill (postdoc), Sydney Chamberlin (graduate student), Megan DeCesar (postdoc) and Laleh Sadeghian (postdoc) at a Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics (STEM) day at UW-Waukesha with great success.

May 31, 2014 | Read more...

Richard O’Shaughnessy Accepts a Tenure Track Faculty Position at Rochester Institute of Technology

Richard O’Shaughnessy has been a postdoc here in the CGCA for the past four years. He has recently accepted a tenure track faculty position at Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) in Rochester, New York, which hosts the Center for Computational Relativity and Gravitation (CCRG), like the CGCA one of the largest and most active gravitational physics groups in the US.

May 16, 2014 | Read more...


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