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(Virtual) Milwaukee Shapes the Universe

Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 7:00 PM (CT) to Wednesday, Apr 20, 2022 at 8:00 PM (CT)

Milwaukee Shapes the Universe

Wednesday, April 20, 2022
7:00 - 8:00 p.m.

Join a virtual panel discussion focused on space research and technologies being innovated in Milwaukee, hosted by the UWM Planetarium and UWM Lubar Entrepreneurship Center. UW-Milwaukee researchers share their latest technologies and ideas around space tech and innovation. 

This week’s featured speaker is UW-Milwaukee physics professor Dr. Prasenjit Guptasarma, whose research involves unconventional magnetism and superconductivity, quantum materials, and materials for energy sustainability. Dr. Guptasarma’s team has been working on new technologies in the area of rechargeable batteries. These have applications in everything from cell phones, computers, and electric vehicles to complex components in space travel infrastructure.

Guptasarma aims to replace present-day rechargeable-battery components such as Lithium and Cobalt. These, and other elements in our rechargeable batteries are environmentally unsustainable resources of planet Earth. In many cases, they are based on vulnerable supply chains which end up in human exploitation or geopolitical conflict.

As a Condensed Matter Physicist and a Materials Scientist, Guptasarma seeks to elucidate the fundamental quantum physics behind unusual electronic and magnetic properties of materials. His research group’s work helps predict, discover, and commercialize new materials with wide-ranging applications in advanced electronic devices.

The program will be moderated by Planetarium Director Jean Creighton. We’ll take questions at the end of the program through the chat. Not recommended for children under 4. For questions about this event, please email

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Online ticket sales ended on 4/20/2022 at 7:30 PM (CT)