• 1 Researchers Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions
  • 2 Glass Fibers and Light Offer New Control Over Atomic Fluorescence
  • 3 Cold Atoms Offer a Glimpse of Flat Physics
  • 4 Researchers Measure Casimir Torque for the First Time
  • 5 Four New Gravitational Wave Events Detected from Black Hole Mergers
  • 6 Fast-flowing electrons may mimic astrophysical dynamos
  • 7 Mountaintop Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object
  • 8 Modified Superconductor Synapse Reveals Exotic Electron Behavior
  • 9 Pristine Quantum Light Source Created at the Edge of Silicon Chip
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The University of Maryland chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a

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Donna Hammer at the MD STEM Festival 2018 On the MD STEM Festival Podcast, Donna Hammer and Oluchi Ofoha discuss the many outreach programs run by the University of Maryland Department of Physics. Listen here.

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Department News

  • Feb 6, 2019 Norbert M. Linke Joins UMD Physics Norbert M. Linke has joined the Department of Physics as an assistant professor. He has been a member of the department since 2015, first as a post-doc and then as a research scientist at the Joint Quantum Institute. Working in the group of Chris Monroe, Read More
  • Feb 5, 2019 Daniel Lathrop Comments on Earth's Changing Magnetic Poles in Phys.org Article Professor Daniel Lathrop commented on the movement of Earth's magnetic poles and an eventually flipping of the poles in an article titled, "Check Your Compass: The Magnetic North Pole is on the Move" on Phys.org this week.  Read More
  • Jan 28, 2019 Weber Garden Dedication Set for March 12   The Department of Physics and College of Mathematical and Natural Sciences will hold a dedication of the Weber Garden on Tuesday, March 12 at 3 p.m. At 4 p.m., Nobel Laureate Rainer Weiss will give a colloquium in room 1412 of the John. S. Toll Physics Building.  Read More
  • Jan 10, 2019 Christopher Monroe Quoted in Gizmodo Article on IBM's New Quantum Computer Distinguished University Professor & Bice Seci-Zorn Professor Christopher Monroe was quoted in the Gizmodo article, "Why Experts Are Skeptical of IBM's New Commercial Quantum Computer," which explores "Q System One, or as the IBM team described it, “the world’s first fully integrated universal quantum computing system designed Read More
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