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  • Dr.Zhang wins NASA funding to study dust aerosols from space

    Prof. Zhibo Zhang, leader of the ARCOS team, wins a major research grant from NASA to study dust aerosols from space. The research team will use observations from satellite instruments, including...
    Posted: April 16, 2019 2:29 PM
  • AIP recognizes UMBC Physics Department

    The American Institute of Physics (AIP) recognizes the UMBC Physics Department for awarding a large percentage of PhD's to women. AIP recently released a comprehensive report providing a...
    Posted: March 29, 2019 8:36 AM
  • UMBC undergraduate has highly cited paper

    UMBC Physics BS graduate, Jonathan McHenry (class of 2009) and Associate Professor Laszlo Takacs’s paper, “Temperature of the milling balls in shaker and planetary mills”, Journal of Materials...
    Posted: November 29, 2018 2:46 PM
  • Recent PhD's make breakthrough in quantum comm. research!

    In their roles as Research Scientists at the Army Research Laboratory (Adelphi, MD), recent UMBC graduates Dr. Brian Kirby '15 and Dr. Dan Jones '16 have discovered a novel way to safeguard...
    Posted: November 26, 2018 3:18 PM
  • 11 physics grad students advance to PhD Candidacy this year!

    Reflecting the growth of our PhD programs, a record high 11 physics department grad students advanced to PhD Candidacy this year. These students and their mentors were honored at the Graduate...
    Posted: November 14, 2018 12:46 PM
  • New Article by Dr. Ataca in J. of Physical Chemistry Letters

    “Accurate Predictions of Electron Binding Energies of Dipole-Bound Anions via Quantum Monte Carlo Methods” Hongxia Hao, James Shee, Shiv Upadhyay, Can Ataca, Kenneth D. Jordan, and Brenda M....
    Posted: October 18, 2018 3:58 PM
  • Prof. Deffner receives grant from FQXi

    Dr. Sebastian Deffner, assistant professor of physics, wins a grant from the Foundational Questions Institute (FQXi) to advance his research on stochastic thermodynamics for driven quantum field...
    Posted: October 18, 2018 10:25 AM
  • Prof. Can Ataca receives NSF Award

    Dr. Ataca, assistant professor of physics, and his collaborator Prof. Brenda Rubenstein from the Department of Chemistry at Brown University win a grant from the National Science Foundation (NSF)...
    Posted: October 17, 2018 11:02 AM
  • New Article in Nature Comm. by Phys/Chem Collaboration

    “Strong coupling and induced transparency at room temperature with single quantum dots and gap plasmons.” Physics graduate student Haixu Leng and his advisor Matthew Pelton, together with their...
    Posted: October 2, 2018 9:58 AM
  • Erick Shephard finished a successful summer intern at NASA

    Erick Shepard, a senior undergraduate student, just finished a successful summer internship at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center. Working with NASA scientist Dr. Hongbin Yu and physics professor...
    Posted: September 7, 2018 8:17 AM