November 2003

Jim Yorke at 40 Lecture Series

Japan Prize winner Professor James Yorke celebrated

40 years at the University of Maryland with a three part lecture series on current research of the applied nonlinear dynamics group here at UMD. Topics of discussion included "Chaos and Weather Prediction," "Modeling the Population Dynamics of HIV/AIDS" and "Almost Every Observation: A Mathematical Theory of Measurement."

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Invited Talks by Dr. Greenberg

Professor Oscar Greenberg gave an invited talk, entitled "Why is CPT fundamental?", at the Third International Symposium on Quantum Theory and Symmetries at the University of Cincinnti on
September 11, 2003.

Dr. Greenberg also gave an invited talk at a symposium in honor of Silvan S. Schweber at the Dibner Institute for the History of Science and Technology at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology on October 8, 2003. The title of the talk was "The color degree of freedom in elementary particle physics."

November 21, 2003

50th Anniversary of Tea Celebration

The Department hosted a special tea on November 21, 2003 to celebrate 50 years of afternoon tea here at Maryland Physics. Every day during the semester, the Department hosts afternoon tea in the lobby of the Physics building. Eighty-five cents will buy you a cup of coffee or tea as well as hands full of snacks. This program, initiated by Dr. Toll in 1953, is a great opportunity for faculty, students and staff to take an afternoon break and enjoy both social and scientific discussion with their colleagues.

The anniversary celebration included a welcome from Dr. Jordan Goodman, chair of the Physics Department and remarks from Dr. John S. Toll, professor emeritus and the former department chair who, among many other things, instituted afternoon tea here at Maryland. Dr. Toll is also currently the president of Washington College.

Also, Dr. Joseph Sucher, professor emeritus, read one of his famous comic poems, entitled "For John Sampson Toll, PTP* (Physics Tea Pioneer).

(Please click here for Dr. Sucher's poem.)

The Department thanks all the event's attendees for sharing this anniversary celebration with us. The Department is also grateful to Dr. Toll for implementing this activity here at Maryland Physics.

November 24, 2003

New Coffee Shop Opens in Physics Building

Dining Services opened a new coffee shop in the 1st floor lobby by the elevator, stocked full of Starbucks coffee as well as tea, sodas, sandwiches, salads and snacks. This new shop gives the Department a convenient place to stop for coffee or lunch and a place to socialize with colleagues. The Toll Room (1204), located next door, is also available for those who want to relax and chat over refreshments.

A special thanks to Lorraine DeSalvo, director of facilities and personnel, and her team for working so hard to bring the coffee shop to the Physics Building.


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