• Research News

    Space-based Experiment Will Tackle the Mysteries of Cosmic Rays

    On August 14, 2017, a groundbreaking University of Maryland-designed cosmic ray detector will travel to the International Space Station (ISS) aboard the SpaceX-12 Commercial Resupply Service mission. The instrument, named ISS Cosmic Ray Energetics and Mass (ISS-CREAM), is roughly the size of a refrigerator and Read More
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    Simulating the Quantum World with Electron Traps

    Quantum behavior plays a crucial role in novel and emergent material properties, such as superconductivity and magnetism. Unfortunately, it is still impossible to calculate the underlying quantum behavior, let alone fully understand it. Scientists of QuTech, the Kavli Institute of Nanoscience in Delft and Read More
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    Proposed LHC Experiment Would Spot Invisible, Long-lived Particles

    More than 300 feet underground, looping underneath both France and Switzerland on the outskirts of Geneva, a 16-mile-long ring called the Large Hadron Collider (LHC) smashes protons together at nearly the speed of light. Sifting through the wreckage, scientists have made some profound discoveries Read More
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    Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node

    Large-scale quantum computers, which are an active pursuit of many university labs and tech giants, remain years away. But that hasn’t stopped some scientists from thinking ahead, to a time when quantum computers might be linked together in a network or a single quantum Read More
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    Labs IRL: Boxing up atomic ions

    What makes a university physics lab tick? Sean Kelley grabs a mic and heads to a lab that's trying to build an early quantum computer out of atomic ions. Marko Cetina and Kai Hudek, two research scientsts at the University of Maryland who run Read More
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    Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity

    Deep within solids, individual electrons zip around on a nanoscale highway paved with atoms. For the most part, these electrons avoid one another, kept in separate lanes by their mutual repulsion. But vibrations in the atomic road can blur their lanes and sometimes allow Read More
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    Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?

    In an arranged marriage of optics and mechanics, physicists have created microscopic structural beams that have a variety of powerful uses when light strikes them. Able to operate in ordinary, room-temperature environments, yet exploiting some of the deepest principles of quantum physics, these optomechanical Read More
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    Physics Today features Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin

    Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin, are featured in the June issue of Physics Today magazine as the authors of the feature story, “Hidden Worlds of Fundamental Particles”. Read More
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    Neural take on quantum entanglement

    Machine learning, the field that’s driving a revolution in artificial intelligence, has cemented its role in modern technology. Its tools and techniques have led to rapid improvements in everything from self-driving cars and speech recognition to the digital mastery of an ancient board game. Read More
  • 1 Space-based Experiment Will Tackle the Mysteries of Cosmic Rays
  • 2 Simulating the Quantum World with Electron Traps
  • 3 Proposed LHC Experiment Would Spot Invisible, Long-lived Particles
  • 4 Atomic cousins team up in early quantum networking node
  • 5 Labs IRL: Boxing up atomic ions
  • 6 Tiny magnetic tremors unlock exotic superconductivity
  • 7 Quantum Thermometer or Optical Refrigerator?
  • 8 Physics Today features Distinguished University Professor Raman Sundrum and postdoc David Curtin
  • 9 Neural take on quantum entanglement
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Department News

  • Aug 24, 2017 Manucharyan Cited by DARPA Vladimir Manucharyan has received a 2017 Young Faculty Award from the Defense Advanced Research Projects Agency (DARPA). Prof. Manucharyan's proposal, "Multi-terminal hybrid semiconductor/superconductor junctions", is aimed at developing devices to serve as robust building blocks of a topological quantum computer and act as test beds Read More
  • Aug 23, 2017 Moment of Reflection with Bowie State University: August 30 Please join us as the University of Maryland and Bowie State University jointly observe a moment of reflection on August 30 at 12:05 pm. Together we will pause in silence for one minute to honor and remember the life of Second Lt. Richard Collins III. Read More
  • Jul 27, 2017 Antonsen Named Distinguished University Professor Professor Tom Antonsen has been named a University of Maryland Distinguished University Professor. This designation is the campus’ highest academic honor, reserved for those whose scholarly achievements “have brought distinction to the University of Maryland.”  He was cited for fundamental contributions to the related fields Read More
  • Jul 26, 2017 Promotions and Appointments Effective July 1, 2017 Kaustubh Agashe, who was promoted to the rank of Professor, is a particle theorist who was recently named a Fermilab Distinguished Scholar. Dr. Agashe researches mathematical extensions to the Standard Model, making theoretical predictions that can be tested experimentally in settings including the Large Hadron Read More
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