Computer simulation of two black holes merging into one, and the release of energy in the form of gravitational waves. Photo credit Bernd Brügmann, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics.

InCommon expands support for international research through pilot with UW-Milwaukee

The pilot will enable astronomers worldwide to log into three UWM-based services.

Computer simulation of two black holes merging into one, and the release of energy in the form of gravitational waves. Photo credit Bernd Brügmann, Max Planck Institute for Astrophysics.

InCommon expands support for international research through pilot with UW-Milwaukee

The pilot will enable astronomers worldwide to use their local campus credentials to log into three UWM-based services.

Innovation Campus taps high-performance computing at the Milwaukee Institute

Innovation Campus taps high-performance computing at the Milwaukee Institute

The UWM Foundation and the Milwaukee Institute today announced their partnership for high-speed computing (HSC) resources at UWM’s new Innovation Campus in Wauwatosa.

UWM physicists’ technology used in early malaria detection

UWM physicists’ technology used in early malaria detection

State-of-the-art military hardware quickly identifies malaria parasites in blood samples as small as a single cell.

UWM physicists’ technology used in early malaria detection

State-of-the-art military hardware quickly identifies malaria parasites in blood samples as small as a single cell.

Grad student helps take TheraBracelet to the market

Grad student helps take TheraBracelet to the market

The device allows anyone with a loss of fine motor skills to go about their daily routines and maintain independence.

Yaoyi Li (foreground) and Mingxing Chen, UWM physics postdoctoral researchers, display an image of a ribbon of graphene 1 nanometer wide. In the image, achieved with a scanning-tunneling microscope, atoms are visible as “bumps.”

With ‘ribbons’ of graphene, width matters

A group of researchers UWM has found a novel way to “tune” the the extremely efficient conductor of electricity to act as a semiconductor.

Rain cisterns complete campus ‘runoff’ garden

Rain cisterns complete campus ‘runoff’ garden

Over the past year, Jim Wasley has overseen the construction of 20-foot cisterns, the final phase of a storm water garden on campus.

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The Coolest Known White Dwarf: A Diamond in the Sky?

This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming – in effect – an Earth-sized diamond in space.

An image taken in visible light at the SOAR telescope of the field of the pulsar/white dwarf pair. There is no evidence for the white dwarf in this deep image, indicating that the white dwarf is much fainter, therefore cooler, than any such known object. (Credit B. Saxton, NRAO/AUI/NSF) Click image for larger view.

The Coolest Known White Dwarf: A Diamond in the Sky?

This ancient stellar remnant is so cool that its carbon has crystallized, forming, in effect, an Earth-sized diamond in space.