UMD Department of Physics
Prospective Graduate Student
Virtual Open House 

Welcome to the Physics Department's Virtual Open House. Congratulations on being accepted into the Physics Graduate Program! We hope that in these particularly challenging times you are all well and keeping safe.

We look forward to sharing the excitement of our graduate program with each of you. We are a welcoming and inclusive environment for all community members. Our agenda includes overviews of our department, chats with faculty and graduate students, links to information about our graduate program, research areas, campus, and more.

Virtual Open House Schedule:  

Morning (Learn about our program - links and videos)

Please see welcome message from the Department Chair, Steve Rolston and Associate Chair of Physics Graduate Studies, Tom Cohen.

Check out the links below to learn more about our program. Here you will find videos of faculty and students as well as research posters, lab tour videos, and more!

In addition to getting to know our program, please check out our amazing campus.  Also, we are located near many exciting venues in the dynamic Washington, DC Metro area.

Afternoon (Chats with faculty and graduate students)

To join the Zoom chat rooms, visit here. Then enter the Meeting ID.

Link to the faculty Zoom chat rooms:

12:00-12:30 pm

Program Overview (Zoom) 
Dr. Steve Rolston, Chair 
Dr. Tom Cohen, Associate Chair 

12:30-1:00 pm

Joint Quantum Institute Overview (Zoom) 
Dr. Gretchen Campbell, Co-Director, JQI 

1:00-3:00 pm  Faculty Chats (Zoom) 
List of faculty, research, times, and invites to Zoom
1:30-2:00 pm MD Center for Fundamental Physics Overview (Zoom) 
Dr. Raman Sundrum 
3:30-5:30 pm Graduate Student Chats (Zoom) 
List of grad students, research, times, and invites to Zoom 


Meet the Faculty and Graduate Students:

Physics Faculty 
Physics Graduate Students 

Virtual Poster Session and Lab Tours:

Posters, slides, virtual lab tours, and websites from faculty and graduate students regarding their work and groups.

Program Questions:

Faculty Specific Questions 
General Questions 

Additional Useful Information:

How to reach out to individual faculty:  
Faculty Directory Page 

How to reach out to individual graduate students:
Graduate Student Directory Page 

Research Areas being explored at UMD:
Research Area Page 

Student Groups: 
Graduate Student Committee 
Women in Physics 

Program Information: 
Qualifying Exam 
Timeline for Graduate Studies in Physics 

Contact Information: 
Josiland Chambers, Graduate Program Coordinator
Donna Hammer, Director of Education