PCS Contact Information
Contact Information for Physics Computing Services (PCS)
Physics Computing Services endeavors to assist faculty, staff, researchers,
and students in the Physics Department with assistance on a variety of computer
and IT issues. To this end, we encourage people to contact us when they
discover a problem, have IT questions, or otherwise need assistance. Because
of scheduling demands, it is appreciated if you communicate things earlier
rather than later.
The recommended way for notifying PCS of issues, asking questions, etc.
is through the physhelp. This has
that it is seen by several members of the group, provides tracking mechanisms,
etc. If you simply send email directly to a staff person, and that person is
out sick or on vacation, your request might not be even known to other members
of PCS staff and go unanswered for a long time. We try as best as possible
to answer physhelp requests promptly. The physhelp mechanism also allows us
to better balance workload between personnel and assign tasks to those most
skilled in the areas required.
If you need to contact people directly, here is the contact information
and PGP public keys for our personnel: (to generate email addresses, append
@physics.umd.edu to the listed Email Username).
Click on the PGP Key ID to obtain the PGP public key.
- Charles Smarsh , Manager
|PGP Public Key ID:||79ABE422|
- Tuck Owens , PC/Teaching Lab Support
|PGP Public Key ID:||213985CC|
- Tom Payerle , Unix Support
|PGP Public Key ID:||F0B3669A|
- Schelly Taylor , PC Support
|PGP Public Key ID:||3DB1A0AF|
- Rob Williamson , Database Support
|PGP Public Key ID:||4167B496|
PGP public keys are also available on many public keyservers, e.g.
pgp.mit.edu. Many OIT PGP public keys are also available on
public keyservers, and we list a few common ones below as well: