UMD webglobe


University of Maryland Department of Physics 1117 John S. Toll Physics Building College Park , MD 20742


xxxxxxJxxxJuly 2006 - Issue 48 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxSummer Supplement

Printer Friendly Version Issue 48

The Physics Walking Club received shirts, from the UMD Health Center, on May 24, 2006. They are now the newest contingent of Terps on the Move.

We've received more pictures from the 2006 Spring Commencement. Click here to view the latest additions to the album.

O.W. Greenberg was chosen as a Fulbright in Ireland. He will spend the fall semester, of 2006, at the Dublin Institute for Advanced Studies. For more faculty awards, visit the News section.

Jim Yorke has been mentioned in two best selling novels. The following is an excerpt from Mark Haddon's, the Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time:
“…when lambda is greater than 3.57, the population becomes chaotic…this was discovered by Robert May and George Oster and Jim Yorke. And it means that sometimes things are so complicated that it is impossible to predict what they are going to do next, but thay are only obeying really simple rules.”
To read more, or to view more faculty in the news, visit the News section.

The Staff Awards Ceremony was held on June 21, 2006 in the John S. Toll building. This year, Robert Dahms was awarded the Chair's Award and Aaron McQueen was awarded the Sibylle Sampson Award. To view a list of award recipients and nominees, visit the Recent Events section.

Andrew Baden took over as Chair of the Physics Department on July 1, 2006. Click here to view the Letter from the Chair, his first contribution, to the Photon online, as chair.

The Physics Department recently received a copy of an illustrated notebook from Lt. Col. David W. Starr '56. The notebook includes details from the Nike-Zeus antimissile and Explorer I ( the fist American Satellite placed in orbit).
To view Starr's notebook and articles click here.

Emeritus Professor, Manoj Banerjee, passed away on February 18, 2006. Click here to view an orbituary that was submitted to Physics Today.



Home I Research Spotlight IAlumni Spotlight I News I Recent Events

Graduate Blog I Up Next I Letter from the Chair I Editors Note I ArchivesI Contact Us