• Research News

    Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos

    The findings come from Professors Michelle Girvan and Edward Ott along with two other UMD collaborators. "They employed a machine-learning algorithm called reservoir computing to “learn” the dynamics of an archetypal chaotic system called the Kuramoto-Sivashinsky equation. The evolving solution to this equation behaves Read More
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    Atoms May Hum a Tune from Grand Cosmic Symphony

    Researchers playing with a cloud of ultracold atoms uncovered behavior that bears a striking resemblance to the universe in microcosm. Their work, which forges new connections between atomic physics and the sudden expansion of the early universe, will be published in Physical Review X Read More
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    A Different Spin on Superconductivity: Unusual Particle Interactions Open up new Possibilities in Exotic Materials

    When you plug in an appliance or flip on a light switch, electricity seems to flow instantly through wires in the wall. But in fact, the electricity is carried by tiny particles called electrons that slowly drift through the wires. On their journey, electrons Read More
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    Latest Nanowire Experiment Boosts Confidence in Majorana Sighting

    In the latest experiment of its kind, researchers have captured the most compelling evidence to date that unusual particles lurk inside a special kind of superconductor. The result, which confirms theoretical predictions first made nearly a decade ago at the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI) Read More
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    Physics at the Edge of the World

      Deep within the ice covering the South Pole, thousands of sensitive cameras strain their digital eyes in search of a faint blue glow—light that betrays the presence of high-energy neutrinos. For this episode, Chris sat down with UMD graduate student Liz Friedman and Read More
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    New Hole-Punched Crystal Clears a Path for Quantum Light

    Optical highways for light are at the heart of modern communications. But when it comes to guiding individual blips of light called photons, reliable transit is far less common. Now, a collaboration of researchers from the Joint Quantum Institute (JQI), led by JQI Fellows Read More
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    Rare Decays Provide Hints of Particle Mischief

    Scientists cataloguing the disintegration of an ethereal particle may have spotted new signs of a subtle discrepancy in the Standard Model—the theory that wraps up all of particle physics in a single equation. The new measurement, performed at the Large Hadron Collider beauty experiment Read More
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    Spheres of Attraction, Brought Together by Quantum Physics

    Researchers at the University of Maryland have made new measurements of a practically imperceptible effect, known as the Casimir force. In contrast to more familiar forces like gravitation, scientists didn’t even really know of its existence until the mid 20th century. Read more. Read More
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    Narrow Glass Threads Synchronize the Light Emissions of Distant Atoms

    If you holler at someone across your yard, the sound travels on the bustling movement of air molecules. But over long distances your voice needs help to reach its destination—help provided by a telephone or the Internet. Atoms don’t yell, but they can share Read More
  • 1 Machine Learning’s ‘Amazing’ Ability to Predict Chaos
  • 2 Atoms May Hum a Tune from Grand Cosmic Symphony
  • 3 A Different Spin on Superconductivity: Unusual Particle Interactions Open up new Possibilities in Exotic Materials
  • 4 Latest Nanowire Experiment Boosts Confidence in Majorana Sighting
  • 5 Physics at the Edge of the World
  • 6 New Hole-Punched Crystal Clears a Path for Quantum Light
  • 7 Rare Decays Provide Hints of Particle Mischief
  • 8 Spheres of Attraction, Brought Together by Quantum Physics
  • 9 Narrow Glass Threads Synchronize the Light Emissions of Distant Atoms
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Department News

  • Apr 23, 2018 UMD Physics Alumnus Pablo Solano Awarded Dissertation Prize Pablo Solano, a recent graduate student with JQI Fellow and UMD physics professor Luis Orozco, has been awarded the Charles A. Caramello Distinguished Dissertation Prize. According to the official award description, the prize recognizes “original work that makes an unusually significant contribution to its discipline.” Read More
  • Apr 5, 2018 Paul Neves Named 2018 Goldwater Scholar Four University of Maryland undergraduates have been awarded scholarships by the Barry Goldwater Scholarship and Excellence in Education Foundation, which encourages students to pursue advanced study and careers in the sciences, engineering and mathematics. In the past five years, UMD’s 20 nominations yielded 18 scholarships Read More
  • Apr 3, 2018 Professor Johnpierre Paglione Appointed to the Editorial Board of Physical Review X Johnpierre Paglione is a Professor of Physics and Director of the Center for Nanophysics and Advanced Materials at the University of Maryland. His team has contributed to several fields of experimental condensed matter research through both single-crystal synthesis of superconducting, quantum-critical and topological materials, as Read More
  • Mar 28, 2018 New APS Award Honors Richard Isaacson The American Physical Society (APS) has established a new award honoring alumnus Richard Isaacson (Ph.D., 1967). The Richard A. Isaacson Award in Gravitational-Wave Science will recognize outstanding contributions in gravitational-wave physics, gravitational-wave astrophysics, and the technologies that enable this science. The award was established with funds donated by Nobel Read More
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