An international team of astronomers, including several from UWM, have renewed funding from the National Science Foundation for their work in detecting and characterizing low-frequency gravitational waves, a transformational challenge in astrophysics.
The honor recognizes Ava Udvadia’s research into the genetics that allow healing of nerve damage, along with her efforts to encourage undergraduates to participate in that work.
Many organisms use sunlight to fuel cellular functions. But exactly how does this conversion of solar energy into chemical energy unfold?
A group of UWM researchers is part of the collaboration of scientists that used 13 years of data to find what could be the first direct detection of low-frequency gravitational waves.
If you wanted to look for life on planets around stars other than our sun, known as exoplanets, you would first locate the ones in the “Goldilocks zone.” That’s the area – not too close, not too far – at just the right distance from a star where a planet might have liquid water.
The U.S. Department of Energy recently awarded funding to a startup launched by two UWM professors for a collaboration with the Argonne National Laboratory in suburban Chicago on research that will help their company commercialize the material.
In Kenya, a country where one in four people lacks access to electricity, charcoal is a staple fuel source. It’s light, small, easy to store, burns longer and hotter than wood, and is nearly smokeless. It’s also speeding up the country’s deforestation.
Researchers, including four at UWM, have developed a method of making three-dimensional “molecular movies,” using an imaging technique called single-particle cryo-electron microscopy.
Researchers have detected a signal from what may be the most massive black hole merger yet observed in gravitational waves, an event that created a behemoth 142 times that of the sun.
The LIGO-Virgo Collaboration recently discovered an object denser than neutron stars and less dense than black holes. So what does that mean? One of the UWM researchers explains.