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  • 2 Novel Quantum Speed Limits Tackle Messy Reality of Disorder
  • 3 UMD Researchers Study the Intricate Processes Underpinning Gene Expression
  • 4 UMD Scientists Help Discover the Highest-Energy Light Coming from the Sun
  • 5 Crystal Imperfections Reveal Rich New Phases of Familiar Matter
  • 6 New Study Identifies Mechanism Driving the Sun’s Fast Wind
  • 7 Insight into How Cells Get Signals from Physical Senses Could Lead to New Disease Treatments
  • 8 New Research Sheds Light on How Mesothelioma Develops
  • 9 Experiment Demonstrates Continuously Operating Optical Fiber Made of Thin Air
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University of Maryland physics and astronomy dual-degree senior Delina Levine got her first introduction to music when she just was six years old, soon after she pestered her parents to sign her up for piano lessons.  Delina LevineDelina Levine

As her fingers rhythmically tapped the black and white keys, Levine noticed that the sounds she created with the piano differed depending on the amount of force her hands exerted on the keys. Applying the piano’s pedals while she played created variations in the

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Two of the best-kept secrets in the University of Maryland’s Department of Physics are its Vortex Makerspace and a small class held in the makerspace that is dedicated to the practical skills needed for physics experimentation.

Since 2019, Professor Daniel Lathrop has taught a unique 400-level laboratory course in the Vortex Makerspace (formerly the Physics Welding Shop), which is tucked behind the John S. Toll Physics Building. Designed to teach students hands-on ways to bring their ideas to life, the

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Department News

  • Sep 19, 2023 Thomas Antonsen Honored by the American Physical Society Distinguished University Professor Thomas M. Antonsen will receive the American Physical Society’s (APS) 2023 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics for “pioneering contributions in the theory of magnetized plasma stability, RF, current drive, laser-plasma interactions, and charged particle beam dynamics”.  He will be honored at Read More
  • May 24, 2021 Jean-Paul Richard, 1936 - 2023 Professor Emeritus Jean-Paul Richard, an experimentalist with numerous contributions to the understanding of gravity, died on September 6, 2023. He was 87. A native of Québec City, Québec, Richard studied at the Université Laval before moving to France for his graduate work. Following doctoral studies in Read More
  • Sep 8, 2023 Physics on the Field On a Saturday in April 2023, an unusual event unfolded on the grassy greens by the University of Maryland’s Memorial Chapel. Nearly 50 students, staff and faculty gathered to play in the inaugural Physics Champions League, an amateur soccer tournament run by the UMD Physics Read More
  • Sep 8, 2023 Ph.D. Student’s Initiative Led to Numerous Research Collaborations and Accolades A big part of research is working with other scientists. As an undergraduate and graduate student at the University of Maryland, Jacob Bringewatt (B.S. ’18, physics) put in the work knocking on doors and connecting with professors, which allowed him to explore a broad range Read More
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JQI Seminar: Lindsay LeBlanc
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PHYS838C Seminar: Danila Sokratov
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Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
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26 Sep
Physics Colloquium
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27 Sep
QuICS Special Seminar: Various Speakers
Wed, Sep 27, 2023 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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28 Sep
Geometry/Physics RIT
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