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  • Mary Pitman
    NCI-UMD Partnership Ph.D. Student Mary Pitman Publishes First-author Paper in Biophysical Journal

    Mary Pitman, a Ph.D. student in chemistry and member of the NCI-UMD Partnership program, published a first-author paper "Minimal Cylinder Analysis Reveals the Mechanical Properties of Oncogenic Nucleosomes" with co-authors Yamini Dalal (NIH/NCI) and Garegin Papoian (Chemistry and Biochemistry/IPST). The paper was published online February 11, 2020, in Biophysical Journal

  • Michelle Girvan
    A Physics Career Along the Path Less Traveled

    Michelle Girvan’s career defies easy categorization. Currently a professor of physics, very little of her research would be immediately recognizable to a physics traditionalist. Instead, she applies her physics training to tackle discipline-spanning scientific questions that range from social relationships and cancer genetics to artificial intelligence (AI). 

    When asked how she identifies herself to new colleagues, a thoughtful smile crossed her face as she pondered a reply.

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    Peter Yoon and the Kinetic Theory of Weakly Turbulent Nonlinear Processes

    Senior Research Scientist Peter Yoon (IPST) authored the book "Classical Kinetic Theory of Weakly Turbulent Nonlinear Plasma Processes," published by Cambridge University Press.

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    New Report Recommends Path for Future of Maryland’s Clean Energy Economy

    The report by the Maryland Energy Innovation Institute (MEII) on the future of clean energy innovation in Maryland provides in-depth analysis of the state's support of clean energy and offers a robust set of recommendations to elevate Maryland's leadership in clean energy innovation with economic benefits for its citizens. The report's lead author is Distinguished University Professor Ellen D. Williams (IPST/Physics).

  • Ellen Williams
    Ellen Williams Named AAAS Fellow

    Distinguished University Professor Ellen D. Williams has been named one of the 2019 fellows of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS). She was recognized for scientific contributions to nanotechnology as well as leadership on technical issues in national security and policy.

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    2019 Fall NCI-UMD Partnership for Integrative Research Cancer Minisymposium

    The Institute for Physical Science and Technology will host The Integrative Cancer Research Minisymposium on November 15, 2019. The minisymposium will highlight results from current collaborations and talks from NIH researchers. Researchers from other NIH institutes are welcome to participate and collaborate with our UMD colleagues. During the break, there will be ample time to discuss possible joint research projects.

  • Dr. Burgers
    Sixteenth Burgers Symposium

    Jim Duncan, Chair of the Burgers Program for Fluid Dynamics, invites you to the 2019 Burgers Symposium on Wednesday, November 20th, in the Kay Boardrooms (1107 & 1111) of the Jeong H. Kim Engineering Building. This year marks the 16th anniversary of the annual Burgers Lecture, which will be given by Alexander J. Smits, Department of Mechanical and Aerospace Engineering, Princeton University.

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    NCI-UMD Partnership Ph.D. Student Mary Pitman Co-authors Paper in PNAS

    Mary Pitman, a Ph.D. student in chemistry and member of the NCI-UMD Partnership program, co-authored a paper "Intrinsic elasticity of nucleosomes is encoded by histone variants and calibrated by their binding partners" with co-authors Yamini Dalal (NIH/NCI) and Garegin Papoian (Chemistry and Biochemistry/IPST). The paper was published online November 11, 2019, in PNAS

  • Sarah Burnett
    Modeling of Magnetohydrodynamic Geodynamos Provides International Research and Life Experiences to AMSC Graduate Student Sarah Cassie Burnett

    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.

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    25th Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture

    The Institute for Physical Science and Technology and the Department of Physics announce the 25th Annual Shih-I Pai Lecture. This year's lecture will be presented by Jenann T. Ismael, professor of Philosophy at Columbia University. Her talk, "Information, Time, and Life" will be given on Tuesday, October 15, 2019 at 4:00 pm in room 1412 of the Physics building at the University of Maryland, College Park. A reception preceding the lecture will take place at the James A. Yorke Rotunda in William E. Kirwan Hall from 3 to 3:50 pm. All are invited.