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Institutional History

AbstractImportant DatesPlacesSubjectsCitations

Relationships

PeopleInstitutions

Resources

Archival as SubjectPublished as Author

University of Maryland, College Park. Department of Physics

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Dates

unknown – present

Authorized Form of Name

University of Maryland, College Park. Department of Physics

Additional Forms of Names

University of Maryland (College Park, Md.). Department of Physics

University of Maryland, College Park. College of Arts and Sciences. Department of Physics

University of Maryland, College Park. Department of Physics and Astronomy

University of Maryland, College Park. Dept. of Physics

Institutional History

Abstract

The University of Maryland's Department of Physics is one of the largest department in the nation and explores more than 30 fields of physics.

Important Dates

1954 – 1955Hans Griem was on faculty.

1957 – presentHans Griem has been on faculty.

1963 – presentCharles Misner has been on faculty.

1964 – 1965James McGroddy was on faculty.

1968 – 1978Ronald Davidson was on faculty.

1972 – 1974Robert Wald was on faculty.

1978 – presentJames Drake has been on faculty.

1981 – presentEllen Williams has been on faculty.

1984 – presentS. James Gates, Jr. has been on faculty.

1985 – 1989Jainendra Jain was on faculty.

1987 – presentMichael Fisher has been on faculty.

1989 – presentRoald Sagdeev has been on faculty.

1993 – 2004Richard Webb was on faculty.

2001 – presentWilliam Phillips has been on faculty..

2002 – presentDonald Langenberg has been on faculty.

Places

Headquarters

College Park (Md.)

Subjects

Physics -- Study and teaching.

Citations

Information about the department from the University of Maryland Department of Physics' website (http://umdphysics.umd.edu/).

Relationships

People

Employees & Officers

Bardeen, James Maxwell, 1939-

Senior Fellow, Center for Theoretical Physics.

Branscomb, Lewis M., 1926-

Lecturer in Physics.

Davidson, Ronald C.

Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; and Professor of Physics.

Drake, James (James F.)

Research Associate; Senior Research Associate; Senior Research Scientist; Associate Professor of Physics; Interim Director, Center for Scientific Computation and Mathematical Modeling; and Professor of Physics, Institute for Research in Electronics and Applied Physics.

Fisher, Michael E. (Michael Ellis)

Wilson H. Elins Professor and Distinguished University Professor and Regents Professor.

Friedman, Herbert, 1916-2000

Adjunct Professor.

Gates, S. James

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; John S. Toll Professor of Physics; and Director, Center for String and Particle Theory.

Griem, Hans R.

Fulbright Fellow and Research Assistant in Upper Atmospheric Physics; Research Assistant Professor in Plasma Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Emeritus Professor of Physics and Senior Research Scientist.

Jain, Jainendra K.

Research Associate.

Langenberg, D. N., 1932-

Professor of Physics.

Mather, John C.

Adjunct Professor of Physics.

McGroddy, James C.

Received PhD (1964) and Research Associate.

Misner, Charles W.

Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; Associate Chair, Department of Physics; and Professor Emeritus of Physics and Senior Research Scientist.

Phillips, William D. (William Daniel), 1948-

Adjunct Professor of Physics and Distinguished University Professor.

Sagdeev, R. Z.

Professor of Physics and Distinguished University Professor and Director, East West Space Science Center.

Wald, Robert M.

Research Associate in Physics.

Webb, R. A. (Richard Alan)

Alford Ward Professor of Physics, Center for Superconductivity Research.

Weeks, John David

Affiliated Professor.

Williams, Ellen D.

Research Associate in Physics; Assistant Professor of Physics; Associate Professor of Physics; Professor of Physics; and Distinguished University Professor.

PhD Students

Dawson, J. M. (John Myrick), 1930-

Obtained B.S, M.S., and Ph.D. in 1957 (Physics).

Associates & Members

Alfvén, Hannes

Fulbright Scholar.

Alley, Carroll O.

Alpher, Ralph, 1921-2007

Bennett, Charles L. (Charles Leonard), 1956-

Received BS (1978).

Bleach, Richard

Brush, Stephen G.

Herman, Robert, 1914-

Klitzing, K. von

Awarded honorary PhD (1988).

Kulsrud, R. M.

Received BA.

Laslett, L. Jackson (Lawrence Jackson), 1913-

Newell, Homer E. (Homer Edward), 1915-1983

Oertel, Goetz Kuno Heinrich, 1934-

Park, Robert L.

Singer, S. Fred (Siegfried Fred), 1924-

Weber, J. (Joseph), 1919-2000

Witten, Louis

Institutions

Institutional Hierarchy

University of Maryland, College Park

Resources

Archival Resources

Subject

Institute for Molecular Physics at the University of Maryland, 2013.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Joseph Weber papers, 1945-2000.

Hornbake Library. Archives and Manuscripts Department

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742, USA

L. Jackson Laslett scientist files, 1955-1976 (bulk 1964-1976).

Archives and Records Office

Lawrence Berkeley National Laboratory

One Cyclotron Road, Bldg. 69-107, Berkeley, CA 94720, USA

Oral history interview with Carroll O. Alley, 2006 May 19.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Goetz Kuno Heinrich Oertel, 1978 April 25.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Homer Edward Newell, 1980 July 17 and October 20.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Joseph Weber, 1983 April 8.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Louis Witten, 2011 March 17.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Ralph Alpher and second session is joint interview with Robert Herman, 1983 August 11 and 12.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Richard Bleach, 1984 May 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Herman, 1983 April 11.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

Oral history interview with Robert Park, 2001 March 4 and 7.

Niels Bohr Library & Archives

American Institute of Physics

One Physics Ellipse, College Park, MD 20740, USA

S. Fred Singer papers, 1953-1989 bulk 1960-1980.

Archives Division

Smithsonian Institution. National Air and Space Museum

MRC 322, Washington, DC, 20560, USA

Stephen G. Brush papers, 1888-2006.

Hornbake Library. Archives and Manuscripts Department

University of Maryland

College Park, MD 20742, USA

Published Resources

Author

Nuclear research with low energy accelerators; proceedings of the Symposium on Nuclear Physics Research with Low Energy Accelerators held at the University of Maryland, June 1967 / Edited by Jerry B. Marion and Douglas M. Van Patter.

Particles and fields--1982 (APS/DPF University of Maryland) / edited by William E. Caswell and George A. Snow.

The emergence of cosmic structure : thirteenth astrophysics conference, College Park, MD, 7-9 October 2002 / editors: Stephen S. Holt, Christopher S. Reynolds ; sponsoring organizations : NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland.

The Moral foundations of civil rights / edited by Robert K. Fullinwider and Claudia Mills.

The search for other worlds : fourteenth astrophysics conference, College Park, MD, 13-14 October 2003 / editors, Stephen S. Holt, Drake Deming ; sponsoring organizations, NASA, Goddard Space Flight Center, University of Maryland.