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Awards & Honors

Sankar Das Sarma, Distinguished University Professor, has been awarded the 2008 Kirwan Faculty Research Prize. The university-wide honor recognizes a faculty member for a highly significant work of research, scholarship or artistic creativity within the faculty member's academic discipline.

Professor Das Sarma is being recognized for his recent accomplishments in the field of Quantum Information, specifically for his internationally recognized, groundbreaking work in quantum computing.

Steve Anlage, Professor, received the CMPS 2008 Celebrating Excellence Outstanding Mentor Award. The award recognizes outstanding dedication and commitment to mentoring, teaching and advising students from diverse backgrounds.

Patrick Hughes, Research Associate, received the prestigious NRC Postdoctoral Fellowship to work at the NIST National Center for Neutron Research.

Charles W. Misner, Professor Emeritus, appears in the Most Cited Book List  (for Gravity) and Most Cited Article List  (for the Dynamics of General Relativity) in Living Reviews in Relativity, an online physics review journal.

John Quah, Student, was the 2008 recipient of the Monroe Martin Graduate Fellowship. Quah is a student of Dio Margetis and Ted Einstein, Professor.

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In the News

Daniel Lathrop, Professor, was interviewed in an NPR piece entitled Building a Baby Earth to Test Its Magnetic Field. View the article at:

The NSF-supported Milagro Experiment, a $3.4M detector that gives us the capability to continually monitor a significant fraction of the Northern sky at TeV energies (roughly 1,000 times the mass of the proton), was featured on the cover of the June 2008 edition of the CERN Courier. University of Maryland researchers in the Particle Astrophysics Group have played an integral role in this experiment.

To view the latest issue of the CERN Courier, visit:

Roald Sagdeev, Distinguished University Professor, appeared in an article in the June 2008 issue of Physics Today. The article, entitled The Strategic Offense Initiative? The Soviets and Star Wars, can be viewed by members at: http://ptonline.aip.org/getabs/servlet/GetabsServlet?prog=normal&i


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