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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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For Visitors

UWM is located at an attractive residential area just five blocks from Lake Michigan. It is on Milwaukee's upper-east side, east of the Milwaukee River, just north of Locust Street. The Center for Gravitation and Cosmology is on the fourth floor of the physics building at 1900 E Kenwood Blvd.

Getting to campus

By car:

Scenic Lake Route From All Directions: From I-43 or I-94 near Downtown, take I-794 east to Lakefront exit. Proceed 3 miles north along the lake on Lincoln Memorial Dr. to the top of the hill, where Lincoln Memorial Dr. becomes E. Kenwood Blvd. and intersects with N. Lake Dr. Proceed straight (west) on Kenwood 6 blocks and park in Students' Union lot. The physics building is several blocks further west.

From the North: Take I-43 south to the Capitol Dr. East exit. Proceed east on Capitol to N. Downer Ave., then south (right) on Downer five blocks to campus.


On-campus parking is often scarce when classes are in session. Some curb parking in the neighborhood surrounding UWM is available, with restrictions.

Alternate Transportation Options:

You can find information on alternate transportation options at the Parking and Transit web site.

Preferred Lodging for Guests of the UWMLSC

UWM uses several hotels, with negotiated guest room rates. Guests of the UWMLSC who will receive reimbursement for lodging must stay at one of these hotels. Here we present some of your options, but you can also consult the extensive list of all the avalaible hotels and updated rates.

Location 1: Downtown / Eastside

Location 2: Airport

Guests who arrive in Milwaukee by way of Mitchell International Airport (MKE) and who intend to rent a car may prefer to stay at a hotel near the airport. UWM has a relationship with:

Location 3: North / West


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