Dorland Awarded the 2008 Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

Bill Dorland, Associate Professor, was awarded the 2008 Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding personal effort and expertise in physics, and dedicated service to the UMD Department of Physics . The Fellowship, established in 2001, honors Dr. Richard A. Ferrell, a deeply-respected physicist who joined the University in 1953, served 40 years, and remained active in the department even after his retirement. Dr. Ferrell died in 2005 at his nearby University Park home.

Professor Dorland is a member of Maryland’s Plasma Physics research group, which US News and World Report ranked No. 2 in the nation. He has been a principal investigator for $8 million in research grants and is also the current Director of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics.

In January, he will begin serving as the University Honors Director. For more information, please see, “Award Winning Physicist to Lead Honors Program,” on page 5 of The Advisor.

Hall Awarded the 2010 Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship

Assistant Professor Carter Hall has received the 2010 Richard A. Ferrell Distinguished Faculty Fellowship, which recognizes outstanding personal effort and expertise in physics, and dedicated service to the UMD Department of Physics . The Fellowship, established in 2001, honors Dr. Richard A. Ferrell, a deeply-respected physicist who joined the University in 1953, served 40 years, and remained active in the department even after his retirement. Dr. Ferrell died in 2005 at his nearby University Park home.

Professor Hall researches the fundamental nature of neutrino mass and the physics of dark matter.

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