• Research News

    New Measurements Reveal Evidence of Elusive Particles in a Newly Discovered Superconductor

    Particle chasing—it’s a game that so many physicists play. Sometimes the hunt takes place inside large supercolliders, where spectacular collisions reveal hidden particles and new physics. For physicists studying solids, the game occurs in a much different environment, and the sought-after particles don’t come Read More
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    To Tune Up Your Quantum Computer, Better Call an AI Mechanic

    A high-end race car engine needs all its components tuned and working together precisely to deliver top-quality performance. The same can be said about the processor inside a quantum computer, whose delicate bits must be adjusted in just the right way before it can Read More
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    HAWC’s Measurement of the Highest Energy Photons Sets Limits on Violations of Relativity

    New measurements confirm, to the highest energies yet explored, that the laws of physics hold no matter where you are or how fast you're moving. Observations of record-breaking gamma rays prove the robustness of Lorentz Invariance—a piece of Einstein's theory of relativity that predicts Read More
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    Lathrop Lab's Geodynamo Set for Overhaul

    In a hangar-sized laboratory off Paint Branch Drive, Dan Lathrop gives the signal, and what he often calls simply “the experiment” awakens. A huge, steel sphere with tubes and electrical wires snaking across its surface begins a stately, nearly silent rotation inside a towering Read More
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    Catching New Patterns of Swirling Light Mid-flight

    In many situations, it’s fair to say that light travels in a straight line without much happening along the way. But light can also hide complex patterns and behaviors that only a careful observer can uncover. This is possible because light behaves like a Read More
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    Johnpierre Paglione Receives $1.55M from the Moore Foundation

    Physics Professor Johnpierre Paglione has been awarded more than $1.5 million by the Gordon and Betty Moore Foundation to study the complex behavior of electrons in quantum materials. “The Moore Foundation has played a pivotal role in supporting and promoting quantum materials research over Read More
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    Galactic Gamma-ray Source Map Reveals Birthplaces of High-energy Particles

    Nine sources of extremely high-energy gamma rays have been identified in a new catalog compiled by researchers with the High-Altitude Water Cherenkov (HAWC) Gamma-Ray Observatory, including nine University of Maryland physicists. All nine sources produce gamma rays with energies over 56 trillion electron volts Read More
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    Remote Quantum Systems Produce Interfering Photons

    UMD physicists have observed, for the first time, interference between particles of light created using a trapped ion and a collection of neutral atoms. Their results could be an essential step toward the realization of a distributed network of quantum computers capable of processing Read More
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    LHCb Experiment Discovers CP Violation in the Charm Quark System

    A major unsolved puzzle in particle physics and cosmology is the apparent asymmetry in the abundance of matter and antimatter in the universe. One condition for such an asymmetry to arise is the breaking of charge-parity (CP) symmetry in laws of interactions amongst particles, Read More
  • 1 New Measurements Reveal Evidence of Elusive Particles in a Newly Discovered Superconductor
  • 2 To Tune Up Your Quantum Computer, Better Call an AI Mechanic
  • 3 HAWC’s Measurement of the Highest Energy Photons Sets Limits on Violations of Relativity
  • 4 Lathrop Lab's Geodynamo Set for Overhaul
  • 5 Catching New Patterns of Swirling Light Mid-flight
  • 6 Johnpierre Paglione Receives $1.55M from the Moore Foundation
  • 7 Galactic Gamma-ray Source Map Reveals Birthplaces of High-energy Particles
  • 8 Remote Quantum Systems Produce Interfering Photons
  • 9 LHCb Experiment Discovers CP Violation in the Charm Quark System
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  • Grad Student Spotlight

Friedman

Since arriving at the University of Maryland in 2015, physics Ph.D. student Liz Friedman has immersed herself in much of what the University of Maryland has to offer.

“It is important to remember that graduate school is a marathon and not a sprint,” Friedman said.

Friedman

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Department News

  • Apr 2, 2020 Physics Students Receive NSF Graduate Research Fellowships Five current students and a recent alumnus of the Department of Physics received prestigious National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowships, which recognize outstanding graduate students in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics. “I’m so happy to see our students honored with prestigious NSF Graduate Research Read More
  • Mar 30, 2020 Physics Student Named 2020 Goldwater Scholar Scott Moroch was one of four CMNS undergraduates to receive a scholarship from the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and research careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics.  Over the last decade, UMD’s nominations yielded 33 Read More
  • Mar 10, 2020 Jarzynski Wins Simons Fellowship 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), is one of three faculty members in the University of Maryland’s College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences Read More
  • Mar 6, 2020 Physics Professors Selected for MURI Awards The Department of Defense (DoD) announced 26 2020 Multidisciplinary University Research Initiative (MURI) awards totaling $185 million, and the University of Maryland tied with the University of Illinois for the highest university representation on the list.    The MURI program complements other DoD basic research efforts Read More
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