Director's Welcome

Wolfgang Losert
Wolfgang Losert

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, October 30, 2019
Time: 1:00 to 3:00 pm
Place: 1116 IPST Bldg. - Conference Room

News and Special Events

Modeling of magnetohydrodynamic geodynamos provides international research and life experiences to AMSC graduate student Sarah Cassie Burnett

October 11, 2019. Sarah C. Burnett, a 4th year Ph.D. candidate in the Applied Mathematics, Statistics, and Scientific Computing program, received in July 2019 a National Science Foundation (NSF) Graduate Research Fellowship Program’s (GFRP) Graduate Research Opportunities Worldwide (GROW) Award. With this award, Ms. Burnett, a student of Dan Lathrop and Kayo Ide, has had the opportunity to conduct research at the Université of Grenoble's Institut des Sciences de la Terre (ISTerre) in France under Dr. Nathanaël Schaeffer, an expert in modeling of magnetohydrodynamic (MHD) geodynamos.

Professor Dan Lathrop (IPST / Physics) is an expert on the dynamics of the Earth's magnetic core, and Associate Professor Kayo Ide (IPST / AOSC) conducts world class research in data assimilation and scientific prediction.

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Numerical Analysis Seminar
Wednesday, Oct 23, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 William E. Kirwan Hall (Bldg. 084)

Spectrally Accurate Methods for Kinetic Electron Plasma Wave Dynamics
Jon Wilkening
Department of Mathematics, University of Berkeley

Applied Dynamics Seminar
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm
1207 Energy Research Facility (Bldg. 223)

Observations of Laminar Chaos
Rajarshi Roy
University of Maryland | Department of Physics, IREAP and IPST

Atmospheric and Oceanic Science Seminar
Thursday, Oct 24, 2019
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
2400 Atlantic (Bldg. 224)

Local atmosphere–ocean predictability: dynamical origins, lead times, and seasonality
Eviatar Bach
Department of Atmospheric and Oceanic Science, University of Maryland

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