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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 students attend NANOGrav Conference

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 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...

Adjunct Professor Maria Alessandra Papa elected APS Fellow

Maria Alessandra Papa, with the UWM Physics department and the Max Planck Institute, Germany, has been elected a 2014 APS Fellow. APS Fellows are elected for exceptional contributions to the physics enterprise. Quoting the APS website, she was elected for her "numerous key contributions to gravitational-wave astronomy, including devising new data analysis methods for gravitational waves from pulsars and coordinating the worldwide exchange and analysis of data."

January 13, 2015 | Read more...

Rewarding Lunar Eclipse

On the night 7-8th October, the USA was fortunate to witness a total lunar eclipse and blood moon eclipse. This was the second in a series of four total lunar eclipses (the next will be in April 2015), and Milwaukeeans flocked to the UWM planetarium to witness this event. Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olsen Planetarium, highlights this spectacle.

October 20, 2014 | Read more...


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