Welcome to the Home Page of

Theodore L. ("Ted") Einstein

Professor of Physics

Member of Condensed Matter Theory Center, Quantum Materials Center (QMC), and Maryland NanoCenter

Executive Comm. & Various Other Roles in   UMD MRSEC (1996-2013)   z"l

Chair (1996-2016) of Now-Terminated Physical Sciences Program


List of Publications
(with links to online papers)
Postal address:

1104 Institute for Physical Science & Tech.        
8108 Regents Dr.                                                      
University of Maryland
College Park, MD 20742-2431 (USA)

Research group: Condensed Matter Theory                                    Department of Physics

Office: 2100E IPST Building
Phone: 301-405-6147
Fax: 301-314-9465

E-mail: einstein at umd.edu
Web page: http://www.physics.umd.edu/~einstein/

ORCID iD iconorcid.org/0000-0001-6031-4923

Campus  maps, campus parking maps, and directions to UM [but to Visitors Center]

Local accommodations and short-term housing


Personal Information
Education, Professional Experiences

Memberships, Honors
List of Publications (with links to online papers)
Selected Recent Talks
Research Interests:

Seminar Series

Joint Quantum Institute Seminar, Mondays, 11:00 pm, CSS 2400

Informal Statistical Mechanics Seminar, Tuesdays, 1:15pm, IPST Rm. 1116

CMTC Seminar, usually Tuesdays, 11:00am, Atlantic Bldg Rm. 4402

Physics Colloquium, Tuesdays, 4pm, PSC Lobby

QMC Condensed Matter Physics Colloquium, Thursdays, 2pm, Toll Physics Bldg. Rm. 1201



Honors 228K: Great Ideas in Physics and Their Implications in Other Disciplines (Fall 2008, Fall 2009, Fall 2010, Fall 2011)

Physics 104: How Things Work (Spring 2003Spring 2004, Spring 2005)

Physics 106: Light, Perception, Photography, and Visual Phenomena (Spring 1998)

Physics 115: Inquiry into Physics [for future elementary & middle school teachers] (Fall 2015)

Physics 165: Introduction to Programming in the Physical Sciences (Fall 2003)

Physics 174: Physics Laboratory Introduction (Fall 2017, Fall 2018, Spring 2019)

Physics 260: Introductory Physics for Engineers, 2nd semester (Spring 2015, Spring 2016, Spring 2017 [syllabus, tentative schedule)

Physics 263: Introductory Physics for Engineers, 3rd semester (Fall 1997)

Physics 404: Introduction to Statistical Thermodynamics (Spring 2007, Spring 2008, Spring 2009, Fall 2012, Fall 2013, Fall 2014)

Physics 420: Principles of Modern Physics (Fall 2019)

Physics 603: Methods of Statistical Mechanics (Spring 2012, Spring 2013)

Physics 704: Advanced Statistical Mechanics (Spring 2006, Spring 2011)

Physics 731: Solid State Physics: Survey (Fall 2001, Fall 2002, Fall 2004, Fall 2005, Fall 2006, Fall 2007)

Physics 732: Introduction to Solid State Physics II (Fall 2010)

Math Research Interaction Team (RIT): Kinetics and fluctuations of complex crystal surfaces (Fall 2007)

Math RIT (Research Interaction Team) on Current Challenges in Materials Science: Aspects of Interface Motion (Fall 2009)--co-organized with Dionisios Margetis

Math RIT (Research Interaction Team) on Current Challenges in Materials Science: Non-equilibrium Interface and Surface Dynamics (Fall 2010)--co-organized with Dionisios Margetis

Math RIT (Research Interaction Team) on Non-equilibrium Interface and Surface Dynamics: Modeling, Analysis, Numerics, and Experiment (Fall 2011)--co-organized with Dionisios Margetis

"15 minutes of fame": Washingtonian article (down indefinitely)

At right, "Janice Reutt-Robey and Ted Einstein of the University of Maryland, and (right) Kristen Fichthorn of Penn State were just 3 of the approximately 130 physicists who gathered at APS headquarters on December 4 and 5 to sort more than 7500 abstracts for the 2010 March Meeting, which takes place March 15-19 in Portland, Oregon." From APS News, Jan. 2010, photo by Michael Lucibella.

Last updated Jan. 17, 2019