Department Mourns the Loss of John S. Toll

John S. Toll has passed away. It is not easy saying anything that will do justice to the warmth, intelligence, humility, generosity, and overall humanity to the single most important person in the history of this department, if not the University at large.

Debbie Toll said that John passed away peacefully in his sleep last night. There will surely be more information to come, and we will surely pass it along. Meanwhile, here's a very nice bio you can read.

With sadness,

                      Physicists John A. Wheeler and John S. Toll

Alessandra Buonanno Selected as 2011-2012 Radcliffe Institute Fellow

The Radcliffe Institute for Advanced Study at Harvard University has selected Alessandra Buonanno to be a Radcliffe Institute fellow for the 2011–2012 academic year. Alessandra Buonanno joins 51 distinguished women and men at the forefront of the sciences, humanities, social sciences, arts, and professions to convene at the Institute for a full year. With only 6 percent of applicants selected to this program, Buonanno and her accomplished colleagues will focus on innovative individual projects and research while benefiting from a multidisciplinary community of fellows in the enriching University setting.

Magnetic Dynamos in the Lab

Dan Lathrop co-authored an article with Cary Forest, University of Wisconsin, that appears in the July 2001 Issue of Physics Today. Additionally, the issue includes a single page image of 3m in the regular feature Backscatter.

Full Article

Secret Superpower

The recent issue of Cosmos Magazine included the article Secret Superpower, which highlights the research performed in Johnpierre Paglione's lab at UMD.

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