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Elihu Boldt, Physics Adjunct Professor, Dies at 77

Elihu A. Boldt, 77, a NASA astrophysicist who helped launch Goddard Space Flight Center's program in X-ray astronomy, died Sept. 12 at Doctors Community Hospital in Lanham after an apparent heart attack.

He was a Greenbelt resident and an adjunct physics professor at the University of Maryland. He was a fellow of the American Physical Society, among other professional affiliations, and served on scientific panels and committees.

For the full obituary:

http://www.washingtonpost.com/wp-dyn/content/article/2008/09/18/AR2008091803604.html

Roald Sagdeev Elected to the American Philosophical Society

Roald Sagdeev, Distinguished University Professor, has been elected a member of the American Philosophical Society. Election to the Society honors extraordinary accomplishments in all fields. Founded in 1745 by Benjamin Franklin, the APS has played an important role in American cultural and intellectual life for over 250 years.

Engineers Without Borders

Physics Students: Learn About the Adventures of Engineers Without Borders!

The University of Maryland student chapter of Engineers without Borders invites you to its first meeting of the academic year on Monday, September 15 at 5:30 pm in EGR1202 in Martin Hall. The students will show off what they accomplished last year -- two projects completed in Burkina Faso, and one in Brazil -- and what they have planned for the upcoming year. Join the students and be infected by their excitement. Click to read about and see the accomplishments in Burkina Faso!

Ted Jacobson's DST Lecture October 28th

Professor Ted Jacobson will give his Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture,Black Holes and Warped Spacetime, on Tuesday, October 28, 2008. The Distinguished Scholar Program, established in 1978, honors a small number of faculty members each year who have demonstrated notable success in both scholarship and teaching. By honoring the Distinguished Scholar-Teacher with this prestigious award, we reaffirm our commitment to excellence in teaching and scholarship.


"Black Holes and Warped Spacetime"
Tuesday, October 28, 2008
4:00 p.m.-5:00 p.m.
1412 Physics Building

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