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Director's Welcome

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 Spring Assembly Meeting

Date: Wednesday, May 10, 2017
Time: 12:30 to 2:30 pm
Place: 1116 IPST Bldg. - Conference Room

News and Special Events

Second US-Russia workshop on Phase Transitions in Fluids and Plasma

April 18, 2017. Professor Mikhail Anisimov (IPST / ChBE) has organized the Second US-Russia workshop on Phase Transitions in Fluids and Plasma, which will be hosted by IPST on April 21, 2017. This workshop brings together experts from the University of Maryland and the Russian Academy of Sciences to discuss the physics, chemistry and modeling of fluids and plasmas under extreme conditions.

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Biophysics Seminar
Mon, May 1, 2017
4:00 pm - 5:00 pm
0112 Chemistry Building (Bldg. 091)

Visualization of the Human Transcription Initiation Machinery
Eva Nogales
University of California Berkeley, HHMI

Space and Cosmic Ray Physics Seminar
Mon, May 1, 2017
4:30 pm - 5:30 pm
2400 CSS (Bldg. 224)

Observing Ultra-high Energy Cosmic Rays from Space with the JEM-EUSO Telescope
Thomas Mernik
University of Maryland

Numerical Analysis Seminar
Tue, May 2, 2017
3:30 pm - 4:30 pm
3206 Mathematics (Bldg. 084)

Variance reduction techniques for computing the trace of the inverse of a matrix
Andreas Stathopolous
College of William and Mary

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