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UWM LIGO Scientific Collaboration Research Group


June 15, 2016

GW151226: Observation of Gravitational Waves from a 22-Solar-Mass Binary Black Hole Coalescence

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February 18, 2016

The Right Place At The Right Spacetime

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February 11, 2016

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

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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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