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.
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.
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 […]
The research has the potential to fundamentally advance our understanding of biological processes inside cells. UWM physicists developed algorithms to reconstruct sequential images of viruses too small to photograph.
The UW System Board of Regents is honoring Jean Creighton, director of the Manfred Olson Planetarium, for spreading knowledge of space to thousands of children and adults in Wisconsin.
This third detection comes less than two years after UWM scientists and LIGO colleagues around the world confirmed a major prediction of Albert Einstein’s 1915 general theory of relativity.