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    Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’

     A collaboration of the NIST Center for Neutron Research, the UMD's Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials and the Ames Laboratory has yielded a new superconductor with properties highly advantageous for the development of quantum computers. Uranium ditelluride, or UTe2, described in Science magazine, resists Read More
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    Corkscrew Photons May Leave Behind a Spontaneous Twist

      Everything radiates. Whether it's a car door, a pair of shoes or the cover of a book, anything hotter than absolute zero (i.e., pretty much everything) is constantly shedding radiation in the form of photons, the quantum particles of light. A twin process—absorption—is Read More
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    Currie to Send Next Gen Retroreflectors to Moon

      In 1969, University of Maryland physicist Doug Currie helped design three still-in-use lunar instruments placed on the moon by Apollo 11, 14 and 15. Fifty years later, Currie is lead scientist for a just-approved NASA project to place next-generation versions of these instruments Read More
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    Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface

    A junction between an ordinary metal and a special kind of superconductor has provided a robust platform to observe Klein tunneling. Researchers at the University of Maryland have captured the most direct evidence to date of a quantum quirk that allows particles to tunnel through a Read More
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    Ring Resonators Corner Light

    Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have created the first silicon chip that can reliably constrain light to its four corners. The effect, which arises from interfering optical pathways, isn't altered by small defects during fabrication and could eventually enable the creation of Read More
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    High-resolution Imaging Technique Maps out an Atomic Wave Function

    Overlapping Laser Beams Offer a New Way to Extract A Quantum System's Essential Information From NIST News JQI researchers have demonstrated a new way to obtain the essential details that describe an isolated quantum system, such as a gas of atoms, through direct observation. The new method gives Read More
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    Radioactive Material Detected Remotely Using Laser-induced Electron Avalanche Breakdown

    New method developed by UMD researchers could be scaled up to improve security at ports of entry Physicists at the University of Maryland have developed a powerful new method to detect radioactive material. By using an infrared laser beam to induce a phenomenon known Read More
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    Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test

      Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute have implemented an experimental test for quantum scrambling, a chaotic shuffling of the information stored among a collection of quantum particles. Their experiments on a group of seven atomic ions, reported in the March 7 issue of Read More
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    Researchers Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions

    Physics Professor Min Ouyang and Biochemistry Professor YuHuang Wang have created a fabric that dynamically regulates heat passing through it. Despite decades of innovation in fabrics with high-tech thermal properties that keep marathon runners cool or alpine hikers warm, there has never been a Read More
  • 1 Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’
  • 2 Corkscrew Photons May Leave Behind a Spontaneous Twist
  • 3 Currie to Send Next Gen Retroreflectors to Moon
  • 4 Perfect Quantum Portal Emerges at Exotic Interface
  • 5 Ring Resonators Corner Light
  • 6 High-resolution Imaging Technique Maps out an Atomic Wave Function
  • 7 Radioactive Material Detected Remotely Using Laser-induced Electron Avalanche Breakdown
  • 8 Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test
  • 9 Researchers Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions
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Kevin Qian of Montgomery Blair High School placed 2nd in the Physics and Astronomy category at the International Science and Engineering Fair (ISEF) 2019 with his research topic “Heisenberg-Scaling Measurement Protocol for Analytic Functions with Quantum Sensor

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Maryland Day 2019 was a huge success! 

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Department News

  • Aug 22, 2019 University of Maryland Launches Quantum Technology Center On August 22, 2019, the University of Maryland announced the launch of the Quantum Technology Center (QTC), which aims to translate quantum physics research into innovative technologies. The center will capitalize on the university’s strong research programs and partnerships in quantum science and systems engineering, and pursue Read More
  • Aug 1, 2019 Davoudi, Manucharyan Receive DOE Early Career Research Funding Zohreh Davoudi and Vladimir Manucharyan are among the 73 scientists selected by the Department of Energy for Early Career funding. Davoudi’s proposal, Analog and Digital Quantum Simulations of Strongly Interacting Theories for Applications in Nuclear Physics was chosen by the Office of Nuclear Physics. Manucharyan’s Read More
  • Jul 31, 2019 Alicia Kollár Joins UMD Physics Alicia Kollár joins the Department of Physics on August 1, 2019 as the Chesapeake Assistant Professor of Physics. Kollár holds a bachelor’s degree in physics from Princeton University, and earned her doctorate in applied physics at Stanford University in 2016, working on the design and construction Read More
  • Jul 16, 2019 Mirrors on the Moon Along with Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, University of Maryland scientists left a lasting mark on the moon when Apollo 11 landed there 50 years ago this week, one that is still imprinting on the world of physics. That’s because a piece of equipment the Read More
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