• 1 Four New Gravitational Wave Events Detected from Black Hole Mergers
  • 2 Fast-flowing electrons may mimic astrophysical dynamos
  • 3 Mountaintop Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object
  • 4 Modified Superconductor Synapse Reveals Exotic Electron Behavior
  • 5 Pristine Quantum Light Source Created at the Edge of Silicon Chip
  • 6 LHC Scientists Finally Detect Most Favored Higgs Decay
  • 7 JQI Scientists Monroe and Gorshkov are Part of a New, $15 Million NSF Quantum Computing Project
  • 8 Complexity Test Offers New Perspective on Small Quantum Computers
  • 9 Chris Monroe Co-authors Piece on National Quantum Initiative - The Washington Times
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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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Freddy Cisneros Physics graduate student Freddy Cisneros has been awarded the best oral presentation award in Physics and Astronomy at the annual SACNAS conference in San Antonio, Texas for his work on using machine learning to study rare events in

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Department News

  • Dec 5, 2018 Sankar Das Sarma and Ian Spielman Named 2018 Highly Cited Researchers Sankar Das Sarma and Ian Spielman join six other faculty members in the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences included on Clarivate Analytics’ 2018 list of Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science. Sankar Das Sarma is a Richard E. Prange Read More
  • Nov 6, 2018 Sundrum Win APS Sakurai Prize The American Physical Society awarded its 2019 J.J. Sakurai Prize for Theoretical Particle Physics to Raman Sundrum, a Distinguished University Professor of Physics at the University of Maryland. Sundrum’s collaborator on two key papers, Harvard University Physics Professor Lisa Randall, also received the award.  Sundrum Read More
  • Nov 6, 2018 Jarzynski Wins APS Onsager Prize The American Physical Society awarded its 2019 Lars Onsager Prize in Theoretical Statistical Physics, to Chris Jarzynski,  a Distinguished University Professor in the University of Maryland’s Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Physics, and Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST). Jarzynski will receive the Read More
  • Nov 5, 2018 UMD Alumnus Wins Breakthrough New Horizons Prize Aron Wall, who received his UMD Ph.D. in 2011, has been awarded the 2019 Breakthrough New Horizons in Physics Prize for fundamental insights about quantum information, quantum field theory and gravity. The $100,000 prize is given each year to up to three “promising junior researchers Read More
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