• Research News

    Johnpierre Paglione Receives $1.55M from the Moore Foundation

    Physics Professor Johnpierre Paglione has been awarded more than $1.5 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study the complex behavior of electrons in quantum materials. “The Moore Foundation has played a pivotal role in supporting and promoting quantum materials research over Read More
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    Galactic Gamma-ray Source Map Reveals Birthplaces of High-energy Particles

    Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays have been identified in a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, including nine University of Maryland physicists. All nine sources produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron volts Read More
  • Research News

    Remote Quantum Systems Produce Interfering Photons

    UMD physicists have observed, for the first time, interference between particles of light created using a trapped ion and a collection of neutral atoms. Their results could be an essential step toward the realization of a distributed network of quantum computers capable of processing Read More
  • Research News

    LHCb Experiment Discovers CP Violation in the Charm Quark System

    A major unsolved puzzle in particle physics and cosmology is the apparent asymmetry in the abundance of matter and antimatter in the universe. One condition for such an asymmetry to arise is the breaking of charge-parity (CP) symmetry in laws of interactions amongst particles, Read More
  • Research News

    Hybrid Device among First to Meld Quantum and Conventional Computing

    Researchers at the University of Maryland (UMD) have trained a small hybrid quantum computer to reproduce the features in a particular set of images. The result, which was published Oct. 18, 2019 in the journal Science Advances, is among the first demonstrations of quantum Read More
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    Stretched Photons Recover Lost Interference

    The smallest pieces of nature—individual particles like electrons, for instance—are pretty much interchangeable. An electron is an electron is an electron, regardless of whether it’s stuck in a lab on Earth, bound to an atom in some chalky moon dust or shot out of Read More
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    Rare “Lazarus Superconductivity” Observed in Rediscovered Material

    Researchers from the University of Maryland, the National Institute of Standards and Technology (NIST), the National High Magnetic Field Laboratory (National MagLab) and the University of Oxford have observed a rare phenomenon called re-entrant superconductivity in the material uranium ditelluride. The discovery furthers the Read More
  • Research News

    Ions Clear Another Hurdle Toward Scaled-up Quantum Computing

    Scientists at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) have been steadily improving the performance of ion trap systems, a leading platform for future quantum computers. Now, a team of researchers led by JQI Fellows Norbert Linke and Christopher Monroe has performed a key experiment on Read More
  • Research News

    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
  • 1 Johnpierre Paglione Receives $1.55M from the Moore Foundation
  • 2 Galactic Gamma-ray Source Map Reveals Birthplaces of High-energy Particles
  • 3 Remote Quantum Systems Produce Interfering Photons
  • 4 LHCb Experiment Discovers CP Violation in the Charm Quark System
  • 5 Hybrid Device among First to Meld Quantum and Conventional Computing
  • 6 Stretched Photons Recover Lost Interference
  • 7 Rare “Lazarus Superconductivity” Observed in Rediscovered Material
  • 8 Ions Clear Another Hurdle Toward Scaled-up Quantum Computing
  • 9 Newfound Superconductor Material Could Be the ‘Silicon of Quantum Computers’
  • Student Spotlight
  • Grad Student Spotlight

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For the past four years, John Martyn could be seen whipping across campus on his skateboard. As he traveled from class to the lab on his board, Martyn was mastering the ultimate balancing act. 

While the recent physics graduate wasn’t doing any calculations while he was

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Friedman

Since arriving at the University of Maryland in 2015, physics Ph.D. student Liz Friedman has immersed herself in much of what the University of Maryland has to offer.

“It is important to remember that graduate school is a marathon and not a sprint,” Friedman said.

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Department News

  • Jan 17, 2020 Longtime Staff Member Lorraine DeSalvo Retires After 41 years tending to the people and places of the Department of Physics, Director of Administrative Services Lorraine DeSalvo retired in December. In tribute, colleagues established the Lorraine DeSalvo Chair's Endowed Award for Outstanding Service to provide annual recognition to physics employees who demonstrate Read More
  • Jan 17, 2020 A Physics Career Along the Path Less Traveled Michelle Girvan’s career defies easy categorization. Currently a professor of physics at the University of Maryland, very little of her research would be immediately recognizable to a physics traditionalist. Instead, she applies her physics training to tackle discipline-spanning scientific questions that range from social relationships Read More
  • Jan 17, 2020 Faculty, Staff, Student and Alumni Awards & Notes We proudly recognize members of our community who recently garnered major honors, authored books, began new positions and more. Faculty and Staff Awards Steve Anlage – Graduate Advising Award  Maissam Barkeshli – Richard A. Ferrell Fellowship Mark Conners – Chair's Award  Janet Das Sarma – Chair's Certificate of Excellence  Read More
  • Jan 17, 2020 In Memoriam It is with much sadness that the Department of Physics announces the passing of several members of our community. Janet Das Sarma (1971-2019) managed the Condensed Matter Theory Center for the last decade. She received the department’s Staff Excellence Award in October. More Leona Dunklee Read More
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