• 1 Insight into How Cells Get Signals from Physical Senses Could Lead to New Disease Treatments
  • 2 New Research Sheds Light on How Mesothelioma Develops
  • 3 Experiment Demonstrates Continuously Operating Optical Fiber Made of Thin Air
  • 4 (Possibly) Breaking the Standard Model, One Lepton-universality-violating Decay at a Time
  • 5 UMD Physicists Hope to Strike Gold by Finding Dark Matter in an Old Mine
  • 6 Twisting Up Atoms Through Space and Time
  • 7 Nearly 50-meter Laser Experiment Sets Record in Campus Hallway
  • 8 Electrons Take New Shape Inside Unconventional Metal
  • 9 Two Light-Trapping Techniques Combine for the Best of Both Worlds
  • Rehearsals, Recitals and Research
  • Calling All Experimentalists, Designers, Fixers and Tinkerers

University of Maryland physics and astronomy dual-degree senior Delina Levine got her first introduction to music when she just was six years old, soon after she pestered her parents to sign her up for piano lessons.  Delina LevineDelina Levine

As her fingers rhythmically tapped the black and white keys, Levine noticed that the sounds she created with the piano differed depending on the amount of force her hands exerted on the keys. Applying the piano’s pedals while she played created variations in the

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Two of the best-kept secrets in the University of Maryland’s Department of Physics are its Vortex Makerspace and a small class held in the makerspace that is dedicated to the practical skills needed for physics experimentation.

Since 2019, Professor Daniel Lathrop has taught a unique 400-level laboratory course in the Vortex Makerspace (formerly the Physics Welding Shop), which is tucked behind the John S. Toll Physics Building. Designed to teach students hands-on ways to bring their ideas to life, the

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Department News

  • May 4, 2023 Alumna, Adjunct Elected to National Academy of Sciences Alumna Ana Maria Rey and Adjunct Professor Paul Julienne were recently elected to the National Academy of Sciences. “I am both gratified and humbled by this honor, which is only possible because of the many excellent colleagues and students with whom I have worked with over Read More
  • Apr 25, 2023 Department Rated Highly by US News The Department of Physics received high ratings in the U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Graduate Schools lists released on April 25. .Eleven programs and specialties in the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) earned top-25 accolades. The college’s graduate Read More
  • Apr 3, 2023 Deven Bowman Named 2023 Goldwater Scholar Deven Bowman, a junior physics and mathematics double-degree student at the University of Maryland, has been awarded a 2023 scholarship by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and research careers in the sciences, engineering and Read More
  • Apr 21, 2023 Hill Elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences Affiliate Professor Wendell T. Hill III has been elected to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, one of the nation’s oldest and most prestigious honorary societies. A professor in the Institute for Physical Science and Technology, Hill is among the 269 new members elected Read More
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Upcoming Events

1 Jun
Geometry/Physics RIT
Thu, Jun 1, 2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm
2 Jun
CMTC-JQI Special Seminar: Siddharth Parameswaran (Oxford)
Fri, Jun 2, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
7 Jun
QuICS Seminar: Yichen Huang
Wed, Jun 7, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
8 Jun
Geometry/Physics RIT
Thu, Jun 8, 2023 3:30 pm - 5:00 pm