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November 15, 2007

LIGO PIs University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee researchers, backed by considerable funding, are taking a leadership role in the quest for gravitational waves in space, a feat that would literally change what we know about the cosmos. Their mission? Analyze the massive amount of data. Full Story

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