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    A New Litmus Test for Chaos?

    Researchers from the University of Maryland have described a new definition of chaos that applies more broadly than previous definitions. This new definition is compact, can be easily approximated by numerical methods and works for a wide variety of chaotic systems. The discovery could Read More
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    Controlling Interactions Between Distant Qubits

    A big part of the burgeoning science of quantum computation is reliably storing and processing information in the form of quantum bits, or qubits. One of the obstacles to this goal is the difficulty of preserving the fragile quantum condition of qubits against unwanted Read More
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    UMD-NIST Joint Quantum Institute Reaches Critical Mass

    JQI researchers are laying the groundwork for the first generation of quantum computers. Read More
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    Researchers Publish Paper in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter

    Joseph Garrett, David Somers and Jeremy Munday inspect the spatially varying surface potential of e-beamed, sputtered, sputtered and annealed, and template stripped gold surfaces with Heterodyne amplitude modulated Kelvin probe force microscopy (HAM-KPFM). Read More
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    UMD, Italy & MoonEx Join to Put New Laser-Reflecting Arrays on Moon

    The University of Maryland, The National Laboratories of Frascati, Italy, and Moon Express (MoonEx), a leading contender in the Google Lunar X Prize competition, recently announced they will deliver a new set of lunar laser ranging arrays to the Moon over a series of Read More
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    UMD Researchers Continue Search for New Particles, including Dark Matter Particle, with Large Hadron Collider's Second Run

    The Large Hadron Collider (LHC) started delivering physics data for the first time in 27 months. After an almost two year shutdown and several months re-commissioning, the LHC is now providing collisions to all of its experiments at the unprecedented energy of 13 TeV. Read More
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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 Read More
  • 1 A New Litmus Test for Chaos?
  • 2 Controlling Interactions Between Distant Qubits
  • 3 UMD-NIST Joint Quantum Institute Reaches Critical Mass
  • 4 Researchers Publish Paper in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter
  • 5 UMD, Italy & MoonEx Join to Put New Laser-Reflecting Arrays on Moon
  • 6 UMD Researchers Continue Search for New Particles, including Dark Matter Particle, with Large Hadron Collider's Second Run
  • 7 Moving out of Equilibrium
  • 8 UMD Research Featured in Applied Physics Letters
  • 9 HAWC Launches in México
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AAPT LN

Meeting attendees enjoy demos and liquid nitrogen ice cream hosted by University of Maryland Physics students.
 

July 25-29, 2015 - The UMD Department of Physics hosted over 1300 attendees for the 2015 AAPT Summer Meeting.

The Department of Physics honored 10 outstanding physics students by inducting them into the physics honors society Sigma Pi Sigma.

2015SigmaPiSigma

2015 inductees are:
  • Ben Cannon
  • Kevin Cheriyan
  • Kate Collins
  • Delilah Gates
  • Nicole Greene
  • Tyler Grover
  • Paul King
  • Lisa Maszkiewicz
  • Shawn Rosofsky
  • David Wannlund
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