Carter Hall Receives DOE Early Career Award

Carter Hall was one of 65 scientists from across the nation selected to receive a prestigious U.S. Department of Energy Early Career Award. The award was designed to bolster the nation's scientific workforce by providing support to exceptional researchers during the crucial early career years when many scientists do their most formative work.

Professor Hall's project was titled, "Search for Weakly Interacting Dark Matter Liquid Xenon." He is a player in the LUX collaboration, one of the premier experiments searching for evidence of Dark Matter.


Go Tell it on the Mountain

A podcast of Jim Gates' talk at the 2008 World Science Festival, Go Tell it on the Mountain, is available for free on The Moth.

UMD Scientists Make Magnetic New Graphene Discovery

University of Maryland researchers have discovered a way to control magnetic properties of graphene that could lead to powerful new applications in magnetic storage and magnetic random access memory.

The finding by a team of Maryland researchers, led by Physics Professor Michael S. Fuhrer of the UMD Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials is the latest of many amazing properties discovered for graphene.

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CNAM Researchers, Led by Johnpierre Paglione, Write Article Chosen as 2010 Highlight by IoP

The article Superconductivity at 23 K in Pt doped BaFe2As2 single crystals, by researchers at the UMD Physics, was selected as part of IoP Science's Highlights of 2010. Originally published in Journal of Physics: Condensed Matter, the article was selected for receiving some of the highest praise from referees and for its high number of downloads.

This research is supported by Maryland's AFOSR-MURI grant, involving Richard Green, Johnpierre Paglione and Ichiro Takeuchi.