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

Posted on June 15, 2016

The Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO) has made a second detection of gravitational waves. Like the historic first detection (made in September 2015 and announced in February 2016), this event was generated by the coalescence of a binary black hole system. Read more... small arrow icon

The Right Place At The Right Spacetime

Posted on February 18, 2016

Scientists from the LIGO project recently announced detection of gravitational waves from the merger of two stellar-mass black holes. A UWM graduate student, Alex Urban, was fortunate enough to be at one of the LIGO sites in Livingston, LA, for three months during this historic game-changing discovery. Hear his personal story here! Read more... small arrow icon

Observation of Gravitational Waves from a Binary Black Hole Merger

Posted on February 11, 2016

The Advanced LIGO interferometers made the first direct detection of gravitational waves. The waves were generated by the inspiral, merger, and ringdown of a binary black hole system. Read more... small arrow icon

SPECIAL EVENT: LIGO Collaboration Press Release

Posted on February 11, 2016

One hundred years after Einstein predicted the existence of gravitational waves, the National Science Foundation will gather scientists from the LIGO Scientific Collaboration to update the scientific community on efforts to detect them. Read more... small arrow icon

Center to lead major research effort in gravitational waves.

Posted on December 28, 2011

Researchers in the CGCA were awarded $9,000,000 by the National Science Foundation to develop and operate the LIGO Data Grid, a distributed computational facility to analyze data from the worldwide network of gravitational-wave detectors including LIGO. Gravitational waves remain an elusive prediction of Einstein’s general theory of relativity. The Advanced LIGO instruments will begin the search for gravitational waves around 2015. Read more... small arrow icon

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

Posted on January 29, 2011

More than 160 scientists attended the “Gravitational-wave Physics and Astronomy Workshop" (GWPAW) hosted by UWM’s Center for Gravitation and Cosmology on Jan 26-29. Read more... small arrow icon

Brady named American Physical Society Fellow

Posted on December 3, 2010

Patrick Brady, UWM physics professor, and director of UWM's Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, has been elected a Fellow of the APS. This honor is in recognition of Brady's pioneering contributions to gravitational-wave physics and for studies that deepened our understanding of singularities and of critical collapse. Read more... small arrow icon

Xavier Siemens awarded two prestigious NSF grants

Posted on November 6, 2010

Xavier Siemens, a physicist at the Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, has been awarded two prestigious grants from the National Science Foundation (NSF), both related to his work in the international effort to detect gravitational waves. Read more... small arrow icon

Jolien Creighton receives UWM Graduate School Research Award

Posted on August 28, 2010

Associate Professor Creighton has been awarded the 2010 UWM Foundation and Graduate School Research Award. This award recognizes UWM professors who have shown the potential to achieve distinction in their academic disciplines. Read more... small arrow icon

Einstein@Home 'citizen scientists' discover a new pulsar

Posted on August 13, 2010

Idle computers are the astronomers’ playground: Three citizen scientists – a German and an American couple – have discovered a new radio pulsar hidden in data gathered by the Arecibo Observatory. Read more... small arrow icon

Center for Gravitation and Cosmology hosts Alt Grav Workshop

Posted on June 01, 2010

Over 40 scientists attended the Alt Grav Workshop, “Gravitational Wave Tests of Alternative Theories of Gravity in the Advanced Detector Era", hosted by UWM’s Center for Gravitation and Cosmology on May 26 and 27. Read more... small arrow icon

Second UWM researcher named Bradley Fellow

Posted on November 5, 2009

Jessica Clayton, a postdoctoral researcher in the Center for Gravitation and Cosmology, has been named a 2009-2011 Bradley Fellow. This is the third year UWM has been included in the prestigious Bradley Fellowship Program. Read more... small arrow icon

New Associate or Senior Scientist Positions at UWM LSC

Posted on October 14, 2009

The gravitational-wave research group is seeking Scientists to design, develop, deploy, and integrate cuting edge computing and data center technologies into the LIGO Data Grid. Read more... small arrow icon

UWM physicists aid new insight into early universe

Posted on August 24, 2009

A paper published in the journal Nature on August 20 reports new analysis of measurements by the LIGO Scientific Collaboration. In particular, Xavier Siemens and Warren Anderson made significant contributions. Read more... small arrow icon

New Einstein@Home effort launched: thousands of home computers to search Arecibo data for new radio pulsars

Posted on 24 March 2009

Einstein@Home, based at the University of Wisconsin—Milwaukee (UWM) and the Albert Einstein Institute (AEI) in Germany, is one of the world’s largest public volunteer distributed computing projects. Read more... small arrow icon

UWM scientists participate in Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop

Posted on 2 February 2009

Several professors, postdocs and graduate students of the UWM LIGO Group participated in the recent International Workshop about Gravitational Wave Data Analysis (GWDAW-13). The workshop was held in Puerto Rico during the week of January 18. Read more... small arrow icon

LIGO project sheds light on cosmic event with help from UWM

Posted on 2 January 2008

An analysis by the international LIGO (Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory) Scientific Collaboration, including UWM scientists, has excluded one previously leading explanation for the origin of an intense gamma-ray burst that occurred last winter. Read more... small arrow icon

14th Midwest Relativity Meeting

Posted on 23 August 2004

MWRM-14 is being hosted by the Center for Gravitation and Cosmology in the Physics Department of the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on October 15th - 16th 2004. The sessions will convene at the UCCE facility on the 7th floor of the Plankinton Building in downtown Milwaukee. UCCE is operated by the UWM School of Continuing Education. Read more... small arrow icon

Burst face to face: 6-8 May 2004

Posted on 09 April 2004

The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee will host the LIGO burst group meeting on Thursday, Friday and Saturday May 6-8, 2004. The meeting will start at 9:30AM on Thursday, May 6. We expect to wrap up the meeting on Saturday, May 8 at or about 2PM. Read more... small arrow icon

Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop 8

Posted on 24 November 2003

The 8th Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop (GWDAW-8) will be held from December 17th-to-20th, 2003, in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA. The Gravitational Wave Data Analysis Workshop is an annual meeting devoted to data analysis for current and future gravitational wave detectors, studies of potential gravitational wave sources, and detector physics. Read more... small arrow icon


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