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Christopher Jarzynski
Christopher Jarzynski

The mission of the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) is to foster excellence in interdisciplinary research and education at the University of Maryland. IPST accomplishes this by integrating people, science and technology.

Our selective and highly ranked graduate programs in the fields of

provide specialized training at the intersection of traditional fields, and are a central component of our mission.

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IPST Fall Assembly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, September 27, 2017
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Place: 1116 IPST Bldg. - Conference Room

News and Special Events

Eun-Suk Seo to Chair 19th US-Korea Conference

August 7, 2017. Professor Eun-Suk Seo (IPST / Physics) will be Chairing the 19th US-Korea Conference on Science, Technology and Entrepreneurship, taking place from August 9 to August 12 in Crystal City, VA. The conference will be attended by over 1,000 scientists, engineers, industry executives, government officials and policy-makers from both the U.S. and Korea. The program includes symposia, forums and workshops covering broad areas of science and technology and boasts prominent speakers including Nobel Laureate and College Park Professor John Mather.

Professor Seo is 46th President of the Korean-American Scientists and Engineers Association (KSEA) - the first woman to serve in this capacity. Seo joined the University of Maryland in 1991 where she is the leader of the ISS-CREAM project, an international collaboration investigating the origin of the extremely high energies of cosmic rays.

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