• 1 Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments
  • 2 Embracing Uncertainty Helps Bring Order to Quantum Chaos
  • 3 Advocating for Quantum Simulation of Extreme Physics
  • 4 Novel Quantum Speed Limits Tackle Messy Reality of Disorder
  • 5 UMD Researchers Study the Intricate Processes Underpinning Gene Expression
  • 6 UMD Scientists Help Discover the Highest-Energy Light Coming from the Sun
  • 7 Crystal Imperfections Reveal Rich New Phases of Familiar Matter
  • 8 New Study Identifies Mechanism Driving the Sun’s Fast Wind
  • 9 Insight into How Cells Get Signals from Physical Senses Could Lead to New Disease Treatments
  • Physics is Phun: The Physics of Light
  • Physics on the Field





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On a Saturday in April 2023, an unusual event unfolded on the grassy greens by the University of Maryland’s Memorial Chapel. Nearly 50 students, staff and faculty gathered to play in the inaugural Physics Champions League, an amateur soccer tournament run by the UMD Physics Undergraduate Committee (PUC). Created to bring together ph waldych soccer 2 sics majors looking for some outdoor fun,

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Department News

  • Nov 16, 2023 Losert Named MPower Professor Wolfgang Losert has been named an MPower Professor.  Three professors from UMD and from the University of Maryland, Baltimore (UMB)  received this distinction from the University of Maryland Strategic Partnership: MPowering the State (MPower), which recognizes, incentivizes, and fosters collaborations between the two institutions. Losert holds Read More
  • Nov 10, 2023 Eno Elected to Leadership Line Sarah Eno has been elected to the leadership track of the American Physical Society Division of Particles and Fields (APS DPF). She will serve as vice-chair from 2024-26, followed by two years as division chair.Eno has worked on several collider experiments. In 1993, she joined UMD Read More
  • Oct 25, 2023 Milchberg Receives APS Schawlow Prize Professor Howard Milchberg has been awarded the 2024 Arthur L. Schawlow Prize in Laser Science, presented by the American Physical Society (APS), for “pioneering contributions in the fields of plasma optics, guiding the ultra-intense laser beams, and developing compact, high-gradient laser-driven accelerators”.  Over the past year, Milchberg Read More
  • Nov 10, 2023 Buonanno to Receive Oskar Klein Medal Research Professor Alessandra Buonanno will receive the 2023 Oskar Klein Medal by the Stockholm University and the Nobel Committee of the Royal Swedish Academy of Sciences. Each year, a distinguished physicist is invited to deliver the Memorial Lecture and to receive the Oskar Klein medal. Buonanno will Read More
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Upcoming Events

11 Dec
EPT Seminar
Date Mon, Dec 11, 2023 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm
11 Dec
Biophysics Seminar: Ilya Levental
Mon, Dec 11, 2023 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm