UWM physicists played important roles in the first-ever observation of the explosive collision of neutron stars. The explosion created gravitational waves, but for the first time astronomers observed light from the same source.
MILWAUKEE_The Digital Yiddish Theatre Project (DYTP) is pleased to announce the digital publication of volume 7 of Zalmen Zylbercweig’s Encyclopedia of the Yiddish Theatre. The digital publication allows users around the world, for the first time, to browse the volume from the convenience of their computers. The user-friendly interface created by Familiar Studio allows users […]
Gravity-wave astronomy is giving us a dramatically new way to look at our universe – which is why LIGO – the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory – was awarded this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics. Learn more about LIGO’s discovery and its scientific impact at Patrick Brady’s talk “When Black Holes Collide: Gravitational Waves and the […]
MILWAUKEE _ Long before the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences began deliberations on this year’s Nobel Prize in Physics, scientists at University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee had experienced immense pride in the achievement for which the prize was given – the discovery of gravitational waves by the Laser Interferometer Gravitational-Wave Observatory (LIGO). UWM’s Leonard E. Parker Center […]
The 2017 Nobel Prize in physics was awarded Tuesday morning to Rainer Weiss, Kip Thorne and Barry Barish, but scientists at UWM played important roles in the worldwide effort to detect gravitational waves.
The Freedom of Expression and Civil Discourse Series at UWM opened Sept. 27 with a panel discussion that was itself a model of civil discourse.
Michael Zimmer, associate professor at the UWM School of Information Studies and director of the Center for Information Policy Research, will participate in a four year study of the ethics of “big data,” funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation. The project, PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational Research), brings together […]
MILWAUKEE _ Michael Zimmer, associate professor at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee School of Information Studies and director of the Center for Information Policy Research, will participate in a four year study of the ethics of “big data,” funded by a $3 million grant from the National Science Foundation The project, PERVADE (Pervasive Data Ethics for Computational […]
Ryan Holifield, associate professor of geography at UWM, is the lead editor of the recently published “Routledge Handbook of Environmental Justice,” a collection of 50 original articles contributed by over 90 leading scholars.
Merry Wiesner-Hanks, UW-Milwaukee distinguished professor of history, appears in “Martin Luther: The Idea that Changed the World,” premiering nationwide on PBS on Sept. 12 (in Milwaukee, at 7 p.m. on Milwaukee Public Television). Wiesner-Hanks is an internationally recognized scholar of early modern Europe, especially issues of gender and the Protestant and Catholic Reformations. She has […]