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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

Jean's Adventure Aboard SOFIA

The director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium, Jean Creighton, is back from her adventure aboard NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy, also known as SOFIA. See the following video for details about her experiences aboard this flying laboratory!

April 07, 2014 | Read more...

Physics on the Road with Sydney

Sydney Chamberlain, a graduate student in the CGCA, has been awarded a Public Outreach and Informing the Public Grant through the American Physical Society. Her project, entitled 'Physics on the Road', aims to spread the excitement of gravitational wave physics to the general public...and you may catch her at your local coffee shop soon!

April 03, 2014 | Read more...

Jean in the Stratosphere with NASA's SOFIA

Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium, has been selected for SOFIA's Airborne Astronomy Ambassadors program. NASA's Stratospheric Observatory for Infrared Astronomy (SOFIA) is a highly modified Boeing 747SP jetliner fitted with a 100-inch (2.5-meter) effective diameter telescope and collects data in the infrared spectrum from altitudes between 39,000 and 45,000 feet. It will become a flying classroom for teachers during research flights in the next few months.

March 08, 2014 | Read more...


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