UWM physicists make molecular movies of a biological process of energy conversion
Many organisms use sunlight to fuel cellular functions. But exactly how does this conversion of solar energy into chemical energy unfold?
NANOGrav finds first hints of low-frequency gravitational wave background
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.
UWM astronomer helps discover extrasolar ‘space weather’
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.
UWM physicists to work with Argonne National Lab on a breakthrough battery material
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.
Building a better briquette: Conservation students study charcoal production in Kenya
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.
New technique makes movies of molecular machines at work
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.
LIGO and Virgo detect most massive gravitational-wave source yet
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.
Exploring the mysterious gap between black holes and neutron stars
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.
Hallway gallery shows off the beauty of biology
A formerly blank hallway in Lapham Hall now brims with vibrant posters showing the research that biology students do. It’s a way to show prospective students and others what happens behind the scenes, says Jeffrey Karron.
Mathematics alum works on nation’s nuclear safety
Sean Breckling has a career that he didn’t even imagine existed when he graduated from UWM. He’s part of a team that works to keep the U.S. nuclear weapons stockpile safe.