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.

Sept. 30 & Oct. 1, Records Management Basics Workshop

Learn how to use records management to increase your job efficiency and comply with state records law.

Chia Youyee Vang

UWM’s Chia Youyee Vang receives UW System Award

Vang, who is the director of the Hmong Diaspora Studies Certificate Program, is an interdisciplinary historian whose research has focused on the lives of Southeast Asian refugees following the Vietnam War.

UWM entrepreneurs selected for IdeaAdvance seed fund

Five University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee faculty, students and alumni are among 11 teams receiving start-up grants.

UWM self-paced instruction program wins national award

The U-Pace program is one of five recipients of the 2014 WCET Outstanding Work (WOW) Awards.

Listening Sessions for UWM Chancellor Search Scheduled

The committee is holding the listening sessions to gather public input on the role of the chancellor and the university in the community.

Steve Brandl

Social Welfare profs are radio regulars

Criminal justice and social work professors from UWM’s Helen Bader School of Social Welfare are taking their research directly to the public.

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.

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.

Paul Auer

Gene mutations may point way to treating heart disease

The mutations lower the levels of fat in the blood and significantly reduce a person’s risk of coronary heart disease.