• 1 Molecular Tug-of-war Gives Cells Their Shape
  • 2 UMD Team Leads a New Test of Universality of Leptons at the LHCb Experiment
  • 3 Quantum Gases Keep Their Cool, Prompting New Mysteries
  • 4 Beyond Higgs: The Search for New Particles That Could Solve Mysteries of the Universe
  • 5 Compact Electron Accelerator Reaches New Speeds with Nothing But Light
  • 6 Quantum Computers Are Starting to Simulate the World of Subatomic Particles
  • 7 Bilayer Graphene Inspires Two-Universe Cosmological Model
  • 8 New Perspective Blends Quantum and Classical to Understand Quantum Rates of Change
  • 9 Tug-of-War Unlocks Menagerie of Quantum Phases of Matter
  • Physics Discovery Days

Department News

  • Nov 16, 2022 Sankar Das Sarma Named Highly Cited Researcher Sankar Das Sarma has again been included on Clarivate Analytics list of Highly Cited Researchers, a compilation of influential names in science. Das Sarma is the Richard E. Prange Chair of Physics, the Director of the Condensed Matter Theory Center and a Fellow of the Joint Quantum Institute.  After receiving his Read More
  • Oct 13, 2022 Dragt Awarded Robert R. Wilson Prize The American Physical Society (APS) has honored Professor Emeritus Alex Dragt with the 2023 Robert R. Wilson Prize for Achievement in the Physics of Particle Accelerators. He was cited "for pioneering contributions to the development and application of Lie methods in accelerator physics and nonlinear Read More
  • Sep 1, 2022 Blessing the World With More Leons On a warm June afternoon in 2022, a group of friends, family members and former coworkers gathered around a Bradford pear tree outside NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center to remember a physicist named Leon Herreid. Herreid studied physics as a Ph.D. student at the University Read More
  • Sep 6, 2022 From Unexpected Opportunity to Game-changing Discovery In the world of startups, opportunity can come knocking in strange ways. Six years ago, Didier Depireux (Ph.D. ’91, physics) was doing research at the University of Maryland when he was approached by Sam Owen, a young scientist who said he’d developed a device to Read More
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Upcoming Events

28 Nov
JQI Seminar - Jonathan Simon
Date Mon, Nov 28, 2022 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
28 Nov
PHYS838C Seminar: Gicela Saucedo Salas
Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
28 Nov
Biophysics Seminar
Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
28 Nov
Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Online Seminar
Mon, Nov 28, 2022 4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
29 Nov
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