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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
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    Researchers Demonstrate Long-Lived High-Power Optical Waveguides in Air

    In a recent experiment, published in Physical Review X, Howard Milchberg and his colleagues in the intense laser-matter interactions group demonstrate that femtosecond filaments can set up an extended and robust thermal waveguide structure in air with a lifetime of several milliseconds, making possible the Read More
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    The Era of Neutrino Astronomy Has Begun

    Click image for information. Astrophysicists using a telescope embedded in Antarctic ice have succeeded in a quest to detect and record the mysterious phenomena known as cosmic neutrinos – nearly massless particles that stream to Earth at the speed of light from outside our solar system, Read More
  • 1 HAWC Launches in México
  • 2 Paglione Group Publishes High-Temperature Superconductivity Finding
  • 3 Drake Paper Featured in Astrophysical Journal Letters
  • 4 UMD and NIH Researchers Receive $1.7M BRAIN Grant
  • 5 Sprinkling Spin Physics onto a Superconductor
  • 6 Creating Optical Cables Out of Thin Air
  • 7 Researchers See Kelvin Wave on Quantum “Tornado” for First Time
  • 8 Researchers Demonstrate Long-Lived High-Power Optical Waveguides in Air
  • 9 The Era of Neutrino Astronomy Has Begun
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Syers

Paul Syers recently defended his Ph.D. thesis, “Characterizing Unusual Behavior in Pristine Topological Insulator Bi2Se3”.

Paul did his research under the guidance of Dr. J. Paglione. In addition to his research, Paul has been active in the department. He was a founding member of the Graduate Student Committee, a member of GRAD-MAP, contributed to outreach programs, and a department representative

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