Kenwood Interdisciplinary Research Center Construction Activity.
(Future Home of the UWM Physics Department)
April 30, 2013
UWM astrophysicist wins NSF CAREER award for research on early galaxies.
Dawn Erb, an astrophysicist with the UWM Physics department, has received an Early Career Development (CAREER) award from the National Science Foundation (NSF). She will use the nearly $800,000 award to explore the composition of small, low-mass, galaxies formed when the universe was only 20 percent of its current age. Further, she will examine "gravitationally lensed" galaxies, those that are far away but lie behind a cluster of galaxies. Curvature of spacetime around such a massive cluster results in the galaxies behind it to appear brighter and easier to observe. More details are provided in the title link given above.
March 5, 2013
UWM joins a NASA-backed search for cosmic rays.
Scientists from the UWM Department of Physics are joining researchers at five other U.S. institutions for a landmark study of ultra-high-energy cosmic rays. Dr. Luis Anchordoqui, UWM associate professor of physics, indicated that these cosmic rays carry far more energy than scientists can produce on Earth with a particle accelerator. The six teams involved in this project will accomplish advance work necessary to launch a telescope mounted to the Japanese Experiment Module (JEM) on the International Space Station (ISS). More details are provided in the title link given above.
October 1, 2012
UWM Physicist Part of Team Discovering Youngest Spiral Galaxy in the Universe.
UWM Physics professor Dawn Erb was part of a team that discovered the youngest spiral galaxy in the universe, a finding that made international news.
April 13, 2012
UWM Discovery Advances Graphene Based Electronics.
UWM physicists and engineers have discovered an entirely new carbon-based material that is synthesized from graphene, a one-atom-thick layer of carbon that resembles a nanoscale wire mesh. The discovery, which the researchers are calling "graphene monoxide (GMO)," pushes carbon materials closer to ushering in next-generation electronics.