© 2024 Milwaukee Public Media is a service of UW-Milwaukee's College of Letters & Science
Play Live Radio
Next Up:
0:00 0:00
Available On Air Stations

UWM Astronomer On Team That Discovered Coldest White Dwarf Star Ever

Jon Strelecki

A UWM astronomer is part of a team of scientists that made a major discovery in the study of our universe. They found what may be coldest white dwarf star ever. It is a story more than 11 billion years in the making. And the amazing part is what that star is made up of. 

Joining us in the studio is David Kaplan, associate professor of physics and a member of the Leonard E. Parker Center for Gravitation, Cosmology and Astrophysics at UWM.

Tom Luljak hosted UWM Today on WUWM for more than two decades and is the inaugural host of Curious Campus.