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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 missions that are anticipated to begin in 2017. Read More

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. This marks the start of season 2 at the LHC, opening the way to new discoveries. The LHC will now run round the clock for the next three years.

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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

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.