Joachim Frank, who shared the 2017 Nobel Prize in chemistry, came to UWM to deliver a colloquium at the invitation of Abbas Ourmazd, a UWM distinguished professor of physics who has published recent papers with Frank.
The earliest complex animals were soft-bodied creatures without bones, which explains why they have left a scant fossil record. The next best thing to validate their existence? Find fossil evidence of their behavior, such as trackways and burrowing. That’s what a group of scientists, including UWM’s Stephen Dornbos, recently uncovered in ancient marine rocks of […]
The LIGO observations of gravitational wave over the past two years were groundbreaking. Now, UWM astronomers plan to build off that work by employing a new tool to decode more mysteries of the sky.
The Murchison Widefield Array recently announced the completion of an expansion that quadruples the radio observatory’s size, giving it a 10-fold increase in observing power. That’ll please a lot of folks at UWM.
The mating behaviors of some bird species, such as the greater prairie chicken and the tree swallow, are not as monogamous as they seem at first. UWM scientist Peter Dunn is untangling the mysteries at the UWM Field Station.
Proteins are the workhorses of genetic instruction, carrying out every function needed for life. UWM biophysicist Ionel Popa is untangling the mysteries of how proteins work, which could provide valuable insight into disease.
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.
A group of UWM physicists has done collaborative research with one of the newly named Nobel laureates in chemistry, Columbia University’s Joachim Frank. Frank, along with Jacques Dubochet and Richard Henderson, won the prize for their development of cryo-electron microscopy, a method of imaging that renders detailed 3-D pictures of the smallest units of life, […]
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.
Dutch chemist and Nobel laureate Bernard Feringa will give a public lecture at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee on Friday, Sept. 29, on how he made important components for powering future nanomachines and nanorobots.