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Jeremy Shuler portrait

UMD Welcomes 16-year-old Ph.D. Student

Cornell’s Youngest Grad Enrolls to Study Particle Physics

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Heaviest Black Hole Merger Spotted

UMD Scientists on Team That Made Three Recent Gravitational Wave Discoveries

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Physical Sciences Complex

Chemist-Physicist Elected to National Academy of Sciences

Christopher Jarzynski’s Latest Honor Follows 2020 Guggenheim and Simons Fellowships

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Distinguished University Professor Christopher Jarzinski (below), a member of the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry, Department of Physics and Institute for Physical Science and Technology is one of only 2 physicists selected this year for Guggenheim fellowships.

UMD Scientist Named Guggenheim Fellow for Research at Boundary of Chemistry, Physics

Christopher Jarzynski Internationally Known for Thermodynamics Work

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Professor Dan Lathrop examines the 3-meter steel sphere he uses in simulations of the Earth's "geodynamo."

As the World Turns

Audacious Experiment to Understand Earth’s Magnetic Shield is Getting an Overhaul

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Ronald Walsworth in the lab

UMD Launches Quantum Technology Center

Researchers to Push Quantum Science Beyond Physics for High-Impact Innovations

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Mirrors on the Moon

50 Years After Apollo 11 Landing, UMD Experiment Continues to Provide Physics Answers

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Four Science Terps Named 2019 Goldwater Scholars

UMD Leads Nation With 33 Scholarships in Last Decade

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$1M Gift to Endow History of Natural Sciences Professorship

Funds From American Institute of Physics Will Also Support Research Collaborations, Student Opportunities

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Spotting Distant Threats

New Laser Method Uses “Avalanche Breakdown” to Detect Radioactive Material

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Weber Garden

Gravity’s Garden

Pioneering Gravitational Wave Researcher to Be Honored Today With Memorial Outside Physical Sciences Complex

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Fabric

Hot and Cold Comfort

Revolutionary Fabric Developed at UMD Reacts to Environmental Conditions

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