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Symposium in Memory of Richard Ferrell

In November, from November 16-17, 2007, a symposium entitled Strongly Interacting Systems: Past, Present and Future, was held in memory of Richard A. Ferrell at the Max Planck Institute, Dresden, Germany. Dr. Ferrell was a theorist with contributions in several areas, including statistical and condensed matter physics. He joined UMD Physics in 1953, and was an active member of the campus and the nearby community until his death in 2005. For more information regarding the symposium, visit :

Professor Gates Participates in Dedication Ceremony at Cape Town, South Africa

Jim Gates traveled to Cape Town, South Africa to participate in a Dedication Ceremony for the Wallenberg Research Centre Stellenbosch Institute for Advanced Studies (STIAS). The official opening date was on November 15, 2007. For more information regarding the Wallenberg Research Centre, visit: http://academic.sun.ac.za/stias/facilities.html

Department of Physics Holiday Tea Celebration

The department of Physics held a special holiday tea celebration on December 11, 2007 in the lobby of the John S. Toll Physics Building. Several groups were in charge of decorating and supplying dishes for the assigned tables.
To view pictures from the event, click here.

The three-meter sphere spins!

Dan Lathrop and the UMD Physics Nonlinear and Dynamics research group has completed construction of a three-meter spherical system. They are currently debugging the system with water as a test fluid, and will soon make Lagrangian flow measurements in collaboration with colleagues from the group of J. F. Pinton. Additional experiments will follow.

Bob Park visits University of Michigan

Bob Park, Professor, gave a colloquium at the University of Michigan in November 2007. The talk was titled, "Science Advice in an Age of Superstition."



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