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    Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test

      Researchers at the Joint Quantum Institute have implemented an experimental test for quantum scrambling, a chaotic shuffling of the information stored among a collection of quantum particles. Their experiments on a group of seven atomic ions, reported in the March 7 issue of Read More
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    Researchers Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions

    Physics Professor Min Ouyang and Biochemistry Professor YuHuang Wang have created a fabric that dynamically regulates heat passing through it. Despite decades of innovation in fabrics with high-tech thermal properties that keep marathon runners cool or alpine hikers warm, there has never been a Read More
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    Glass Fibers and Light Offer New Control Over Atomic Fluorescence

    Electrons inside an atom whip around the nucleus like satellites around the Earth, occupying orbits determined by quantum physics. Light can boost an electron to a different, more energetic orbit, but that high doesn’t last forever. At some point the excited electron will relax Read More
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    Cold Atoms Offer a Glimpse of Flat Physics

     In a pair of papers published this week in Physical Review Letters, Physics researcher and JQI Fellow Alexey Gorshkov, along with several collaborators, proposed new ways of studying flat physics.  Read More
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    Researchers Measure Casimir Torque for the First Time

    Physics researchers and members of the Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics worked with the Department of Electrical and Computer Engineering to measure for the first time an effect that was predicted more than 40 years ago, called the Casimir torque.   Read More
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    Four New Gravitational Wave Events Detected from Black Hole Mergers

      The Virgo Collaboration and the LIGO Scientific Collaboration, which includes UMD Physics Professors Peter Shawhan and Alessandra Buonanno, announced the detection of four new gravitational wave events from black hole mergers. (Image: LIGO-Virgo/Frank Elavsky/Northwestern) Read More
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    Fast-flowing electrons may mimic astrophysical dynamos

    A powerful engine roils deep beneath our feet, converting energy in the Earth’s core into magnetic fields that shield us from the solar wind. Similar engines drive the magnetic activity of the sun, other stars and even other planets—all of which create magnetic fields Read More
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    Mountaintop Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object

    The HAWC collaboration has detected highly energetic light coming from the outermost regions of an unusual star system within our own galaxy. The source is microquasar SS 433—a black hole that is gobbling up stuff from a nearby companion star and blasting out two Read More
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    Modified Superconductor Synapse Reveals Exotic Electron Behavior

    Electrons tend to avoid one another as they go about their business carrying current. But certain devices, cooled to near zero temperature, can coax these loner particles out of their shells. In extreme cases, electrons will interact in unusual ways, causing strange quantum entities Read More
  • 1 Ion experiment aces quantum scrambling test
  • 2 Researchers Develop First Fabric to Automatically Cool or Insulate Depending on Conditions
  • 3 Glass Fibers and Light Offer New Control Over Atomic Fluorescence
  • 4 Cold Atoms Offer a Glimpse of Flat Physics
  • 5 Researchers Measure Casimir Torque for the First Time
  • 6 Four New Gravitational Wave Events Detected from Black Hole Mergers
  • 7 Fast-flowing electrons may mimic astrophysical dynamos
  • 8 Mountaintop Observatory Sees Gamma Rays from Exotic Milky Way Object
  • 9 Modified Superconductor Synapse Reveals Exotic Electron Behavior
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The University of Maryland chapter of the Society of Physics Students (SPS) has won an Outstanding Chapter Award from the SPS National Office. This is the fifth time the chapter has been recognized for its excellence as a

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Department News

  • Feb 26, 2019 APS Outstanding Referees Program Recognizes Three Faculty Members H. Dennis Drew, Howard M. Milchberg, and Jay Deep Sau have been recognized by the Americal Physical Society as Outstanding Referees for their contributions to the Physics community. Each year, about 150 of the over 70,000 indivudal referees who help review manuscripts for publication in APS Read More
  • Feb 19, 2019 Zohreh Davoudi Receives 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship Zohreh Davoudi, an assistant professor of physics at the University of Maryland, has been awarded a 2019 Sloan Research Fellowship. Granted by the Alfred P. Sloan Foundation, this award identifies 126 early-career scientists every year based on their potential to contribute fundamentally significant research to the wider academic Read More
  • Feb 6, 2019 Norbert M. Linke Joins UMD Physics Norbert M. Linke has joined the Department of Physics as an assistant professor. He has been a member of the department since 2015, first as a post-doc and then as a research scientist at the Joint Quantum Institute. Working in the group of Chris Monroe, Read More
  • Feb 5, 2019 Daniel Lathrop Comments on Earth's Changing Magnetic Poles in Phys.org Article Professor Daniel Lathrop commented on the movement of Earth's magnetic poles and an eventually flipping of the poles in an article titled, "Check Your Compass: The Magnetic North Pole is on the Move" on Phys.org this week.  Read More
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