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UWM LIGO Scientific Collaboration Research Group


December 28, 2011

Center to lead major research effort in gravitational waves.

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January 29, 2011

Center for Gravitation and Cosmology hosts Gravitational-wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop

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December 3, 2010

Brady named American Physical Society Fellow

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About Us

LIGO, short for Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory, is an ambitious project to detect gravitational waves from the cores of exploding stars, from colliding black holes, and from rapidly rotating neutron stars in our Galaxy.

Scientists from the UW-Milwaukee Center for Gravitation and Cosmology search for gravitational waves from gamma-ray bursts, neutron-star and black-hole collisions, cosmic strings, and rapidly spinning neutron stars. Our research spans gravitational-wave astronomy from the physics of astrophysical sources to joint observing with electromagnetic telescopes. By bringing together expertise in gravitational physics, astrophysics, and grid-computing, we can address scientific challenges that are on the critical path to the success of LIGO and at the frontiers of science.

Our group has about 20 members including professors, scientists, graduate students and undergraduates who work closely together on the cutting-edge research. We have first-rate dedicated computing facilities including a 3444 core cluster which will soon be expanded to triple this size.

The UW-Milwaukee LIGO Scientific Collaboration research group is supported by 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 the National Science Foundation.

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