Jodi Cooley is executive director of the huge underground research facility in Canada where scientists from around the world are working on experiments to help better understand the building blocks of the universe.
Citizen scientists have provided important help to astronomers exploring the heavens, and now they are invited to take a more hands-on role.
Astronomy is one of the most popular sciences, in part, because looking at the night sky is universal, something we all share, Jean Creighton says. But people may also feel a connection for another reason.
Michelle Thaller will speak at UWM about how discoveries made by largely overlooked women led to our current understanding of dead stars, dark matter and the end of everything.
Eight UWM students won awards recognizing their excellence in research into health, space and other important issues.
UWM researchers played an important role as part of an international team that made a scientific breakthrough that could tell us more than ever before about how the very early universe formed.
The work of Daniel Agterberg and others could lead to improvements in the electrical grid and produce next-generation computers that can store far more information.
On this episode of Curious Campus, UWM’s new podcast about science, discovery and culture, we talk about gravitational waves with Sarah Vigeland, an assistant professor of physics at UW-Milwaukee, and Xavier Siemens, an associate professor of physics at Oregon State University.
An international team of astronomers that includes one from UWM has discovered unusual radio signals that fit no currently understood variable radio source and could suggest a new class of stellar object.
For the first time, researchers have confirmed the detection of a collision between a black hole and a neutron star. In fact, the scientists detected not one but two such events occurring just 10 days apart in January 2020.