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    Moving out of Equilibrium

    Physicists at the Joint Quantum Institute, led by Trey Porto, studied a nonequilibrium system of ultracold87Rb atoms in a two-dimensional optical lattice. Their work was published in the journal Science.           Read More
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    UMD Research Featured in Applied Physics Letters

    UMD Researchers, including Bahman Sarabi, Aruna Ramanayaka, Fred Wellstood and Kevin Osborn, collaborated on the paper "Cavity quantum electrodynamics using a near-resonance two-level system: Emergence of the Glauber state" which was chosen as the feature article on the latest Applied Physics Letters. Read More
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    HAWC Launches in México

      An inaugural ceremony for the High Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory was held on March 19-20, 2015, in México's Volcán Sierra Negra mountains. Professor Jordan Goodman is the U.S. spokesperson on the experiment, working with associate research scientist Andrew J. Smith, postdoctoral researchers Read More
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    Paglione Group Publishes High-Temperature Superconductivity Finding

    The report describing a three-fold enhancement of the superconducting transition temperature is featured as an Editor's Suggestion in Physical Review B - Rapid Communications. Read More
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    Drake Paper Featured in Astrophysical Journal Letters

    James Drake's paper, "Magnetized jets driven by the sun: the structure of the heliosphere revisited," suggests that the sun's magnetic field controls the large-scale shape of the heliosphere much more than expected. It was published in Astrophysical Journal Letters. Read More
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    UMD and NIH Researchers Receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant

    A University of Maryland-led research team, which includes Physics Professor Wolfgang Losert, has been awarded a three-year $1.7 million grant from the National Institutes of Health (NIH) to develop new imaging technologies and data analysis techniques that will further our understanding of how large networks Read More
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    Sprinkling Spin Physics onto a Superconductor

    Antiferromagnetic spin-spin interactions are mediated and enhanced by electrons in a superconductor. Graphic credit, S. Kelley/E.Edwards Jay Sau, in collaboration with physicists from Harvard and Yale, has been studying the effects of embedding magnetic spins onto the surface of a superconductor. They recently report in Read More
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    Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air

    Click image for information. Imagine being able to instantaneously run an optical cable or fiber to any point on earth, or even into space. That’s what Howard Milchberg, professor of physics and electrical and computer engineering at the University of Maryland, wants to do. In Read More
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    Researchers See Kelvin Wave on Quantum “Tornado” for First Time

    Click image for information. Draining the water from a bathtub causes a spinning tornado to appear. The downward flow of water into the drain causes the water to rotate, and as the rotation speeds up, a vortex forms that obeys the laws of classical mechanics. Read More
  • 1 Moving out of Equilibrium
  • 2 UMD Research Featured in Applied Physics Letters
  • 3 HAWC Launches in México
  • 4 Paglione Group Publishes High-Temperature Superconductivity Finding
  • 5 Drake Paper Featured in Astrophysical Journal Letters
  • 6 UMD and NIH Researchers Receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant
  • 7 Sprinkling Spin Physics onto a Superconductor
  • 8 Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air
  • 9 Researchers See Kelvin Wave on Quantum “Tornado” for First Time
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Delilah Gates is an outstanding 2015 graduate majoring in physics and mathematics. Delilah has made numerous contributions to the physics department, serving as SPS president and conducting research on supersymmetry. For her research, she received an award at the 2015 Conference for Undergraduate Women in Physics and gave an engaging research talk at the department Undergraduate Research

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Department News

  • May 19, 2015 Professor Jim Gates to be featured on the Science Channel 5/20 "Through the Wormhole" with Morgan Freeman will feature a segment concentrated on Jim Gates' research on adinkaras in supersymmetry. The episode, Do We Live in the Matrix?, will air on the Science Channel, May 20, at 10:00PM.
  • May 14, 2015 Faculty Promotions Announced by CMNS The College of Computer, Mathematical and Natural Sciences (CMNS) has announced the promotion of 10 faculty members, effective July 1, 2015. Among the faculty being promoted to Full Professor are kara Hoffman and Johnpierre Paglione. Read More
  • May 14, 2015 Robert Fischell (M.S. ’53) Turns Innovation Zeal to Problem of Suffering Fischell uses his innovative skills to develop a drug-free solution for chronic pain. Read More
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