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    Attacking Quantum Models with AI: When Can Truncated Neural Networks Deliver Results?

    Currently, computing technologies are rapidly evolving and reshaping how we imagine the future. Quantum computing is taking its first toddling steps toward delivering practical results that promise unprecedented abilities. Meanwhile, artificial intelligence remains in public conversation as it’s used for everything from writing business Read More
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    IceCube Observes Seven Astrophysical Tau Neutrino Candidates

    Neutrinos are tiny, weakly interacting subatomic particles that can travel astronomical distances undisturbed. As such, they can be traced back to their sources, revealing the mysteries surrounding the cosmos. High-energy neutrinos that originate from the farthest reaches beyond our galaxy are called astrophysical neutrinos Read More
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    A Focused Approach Can Help Untangle Messy Quantum Scrambling Problems

    The world is a cluttered, noisy place, and the ability to effectively focus is a valuable skill. For example, at a bustling party, the clatter of cutlery, the conversations, the music, the scratching of your shirt tag and almost everything else must fade into Read More
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    New Laser Experiment Spins Light Like a Merry-go-round

    In day-to-day life, light seems intangible. We walk through it and create and extinguish it with the flip of a switch. But, like matter, light actually carries a little punch—it has momentum. Light constantly nudges things and can even be used to push spacecraft. Read More
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    The Many Wonders of Uranium Ditelluride

    In the menagerie of exotic materials, superconductors boast their own vibrant ecosystem. All superconductors allow electricity to flow without any resistance. It’s their hallmark feature. But in many cases, that’s where the similarities end. Some superconductors, like aluminum, are conventional—run-of-the-mill, bread-and-butter materials that are Read More
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    Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments

    If gamblers, investors and quantum experimentalists could bend the arrow of time, their advantage would be significantly higher, leading to significantly better outcomes. Adjunct Assistant Professor and JQI affiliate Nicole Yunger Halpern and her colleagues at the University of Cambridge have shown that by Read More
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    Embracing Uncertainty Helps Bring Order to Quantum Chaos

    In physics, chaos is something unpredictable. A butterfly flapping its wings somewhere in Guatemala might seem insignificant, but those flits and flutters might be the ultimate cause of a hurricane over the Indian Ocean. The butterfly effect captures what it means for something to Read More
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    Advocating for Quantum Simulation of Extreme Physics

    The Big Bang, supernovae, collisions of nuclei at breakneck speeds—our universe is filled with extreme phenomena, both natural and human-made. But the surprising thing is that all of these seemingly distinct processes are governed by the same underlying physics: a combination of quantum mechanics Read More
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    Novel Quantum Speed Limits Tackle Messy Reality of Disorder

    The researchers and engineers studying quantum technologies are exploring uncharted territory. Due to the unintuitive quirks of quantum physics, the terrain isn’t easy to scout, and the path of progress has been littered with wrong turns and dead ends. Sometimes, though, theorists have streamlined Read More
  • 1 Attacking Quantum Models with AI: When Can Truncated Neural Networks Deliver Results?
  • 2 IceCube Observes Seven Astrophysical Tau Neutrino Candidates
  • 3 A Focused Approach Can Help Untangle Messy Quantum Scrambling Problems
  • 4 New Laser Experiment Spins Light Like a Merry-go-round
  • 5 The Many Wonders of Uranium Ditelluride
  • 6 Simulations of ‘Backwards Time Travel’ Can Improve Scientific Experiments
  • 7 Embracing Uncertainty Helps Bring Order to Quantum Chaos
  • 8 Advocating for Quantum Simulation of Extreme Physics
  • 9 Novel Quantum Speed Limits Tackle Messy Reality of Disorder
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Department News

  • Jun 7, 2024 Melanie Knouse Cline, 1990-2024 Melanie Knouse Cline, a coordinator in the Maryland Center for Fundamental Physics (MCFP), died unexpectedly on June 3, 2024 at the age of 33. Melanie joined the department in 2018, but her association with UMD Physics began at birth. Her father, Ernie Knouse, was a UMD Read More
  • Jun 7, 2024 Alumnus Named to Chilean Academy of Sciences Alumnus Juan Alejandro Valdivia has been named a corresponding member of the Chilean Academy of Sciences.  Valdivia received both his undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of Maryland. He earned his B.S. magna cum laude in 1991 in three majors (physics, mathematics and astronomy). He Read More
  • May 24, 2024 Gates Honored by Harvard University Sylvester James Gates, Jr. was awarded an honorary doctorate of science during Harvard University’s 373rd Commencement Exercises on May 23, 2024.   A member of the National Academy of Sciences and recipient of the National Medal of Science, Gates holds the Clark Leadership Chair in Science Read More
  • May 23, 2024 Waldych, Chen Receive Endowed Undergraduate Awards Every year, the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences (CMNS) Alumni Network offers summer awards to help undergraduates defray costs related to conducting research, attending conferences or interning.  Two physics majors, Patrick Chen and Sarah Waldych, were among this year's receipients.  Read below how Read More
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