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

xxxxxxxxxxxxxNovember 2006 - Issue 51


Dear Colleagues,

We have reached the half-way mark of the semester and I can sense the excitement in the department. Thank you, again, for all of your hard work!

I would like to take this opportunity to congratulate John Mather, Adjunct Professor of Physics, who has been awarded the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics. He has been an adjunct professor for us since 1992 and has brought international recognition to the department and university through his research. This honor is well deserved and I, along with my colleagues, congratulate John on his recent accomplishment. Dr. Mather is a Senior Astrophysicist in the Observational Cosmology Laboratory at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center.  His research centers on infrared astronomy and cosmology. 


Dr. Mather will be giving his first public lecture since receiving the 2006 Nobel Prize in Physics on November 14, 2006. Please plan to attend this intriguing lecture hosted jointly by NASA Goddard Space Flight Center and the University of Maryland. The talk entitled, From the Big Bang to the Nobel Prize, will be followed by a Q&A and small reception. For more information, visit the Up Next section.

I hope to see all of you there!