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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.

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

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News and Special Events

Pratyush Tiwary is featured in Biochemistry

February 6, 2019. IPST and Chemistry/Biochemistry Assistant Professor Pratyush Tiwary is one of 34 early career biological chemists profiled in Biochemistry’s 2019 special issue "Future of Biochemistry: The International Issue". Tiwary's multi-disciplinary research group aims to "...develop and apply the next generation of all-atom resolution simulation methods, based on statistical mechanics and artificial intelligence, that can transcend time scales from femtoseconds to days". He joins 2 alumni listed in the 2018 special edition, Bryan Dickinson and Sarah Slavoff who both earned their B.S. degree in Biochemistry in 2005. For more, you can read the College of Computer, Mathematical & Natural Sciences' news release.

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Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, Mar 25, 2019
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Technosignatures - NASA's search for intelligent life
Louis Barbier

Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
1:15 pm - 2:30 pm
1116 IPST (Bldg. 085)

Neural networks as interacting particle systems: understanding global convergence of parameter optimization dynamics
Grant Rotskoff
Courant Institute, New York University

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

A posteriori analysis of time hp-discontinuous Galerkin for fully discretized parabolic problems
Omar Lakkis
Department of Mathematics - University of Sussex

Physics Colloquia
Tue, Mar 26, 2019
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
Lobby Physical Sciences Complex (Bldg. 415)

Totally Random: Why Nobody Understands Quantum Mechanics
Jeff Bub
University of Maryland | IPST

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