Astronomers take first radio look for habitability of distant planets

University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee astronomer David Kaplan and colleagues have begun a radio search for the magnetic fields of planets orbiting distant stars. The team reported its initial findings in “A search for circularly polarized emission from young exoplanets,” published in the Monthly Notices of the Royal Astronomical Society. The astronomers conducted a search of star […]

UWM scores a rare trifecta of grants

UWM has received three highly competitive awards from the National Science Foundation to fund research instrumentation. “It is quite unusual for an institution to receive multiple MRI awards in a single year, and it’s certainly unprecedented at UWM,” said Mark Harris, interim vice provost for research.