Observing both gravitational and electromagnetic channels simultaneously! Read more
Searching for an elusive class of objects that have masses up to 100,000 times the mass of our Sun - intermediate mass black holes. Read more
Measurements of gravitational wave parameters, using the Advanced gravitational-waves detectors, can be used to constrain the neutron-star equation of state. Read more
The Advanced LIGO gravitational wave detectors will be capable of detecting violations of cherished beliefs about the nature of gravity. Read more
Gravitational-wave astronomy with the LIGO detectors.Read more
Searching for new pulsars with the Arecibo radio telescope.Read more
Searching for weak signals from spinning neutron stars.Read more
Rapidly rotating neutron star code to construct models of these fascinating compact objects.Read more
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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.
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.
The National Science Foundation (NSF) has awarded the
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Prof. David Kaplan and CGCA Postdoc Steve Croft recently returned from a trip to Western Australia, where they had a chance to visit the Murchison Widefield Array.
March 27, 2015 | Read more...
During the first week of February, five UWM undergraduates were given the opportunity to attend the North American Nanohertz Observatory for Gravitational Waves (NANOGrav) spring conference at the Arecibo Observatory in Arecibo, Puerto Rico. Renee Spiewak (senior), Kaleb Maraccini (senior), Steven Hawkins (junior), Nicole Hawkins (sophomore), and William Fiore (freshman) participated in a two-day student seminar that introduced them to the science behind Pulsar Timing Arrays (PTAs), which are sets of pulsars analyzed for correlated offsets in pulse arrival times. NANOGrav is creating such an array to detect and study low frequency gravitational waves. This student meeting was organized and led in part by UWM graduate student Joseph Simon, and postdoc Megan DeCesar.
March 01, 2015 | Read more...