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.
IPST Spring Assembly Meeting
Date: Thursday May 8, 2014
Immediately following the meeting, please join us to celebrate Rajarshi Roy for his service as IPST director for the past 11 years.
Visit the newly renovated IPST lobby.
News and Special Events
2014 Chemical Physics and Biophysics Spring Reception and Poster Session
March 10, 2014. On Friday March 14, from noon to 3 p.m., the Chemical Physics and the Biophysics programs will celebrate the 2014 spring reception and poster session. All Chemical Physics and Biophysics students, as well as faculty and staff, are invited. The reception will take place at the IPST building lobby. Please RSVP to Debbie Jenkins or Star Jackson by Monday March 10.
Professor Christopher Jarzynski announced new IPST director
February 24, 2014. Professor Christopher Jarzynski, from the Department of Chemistry and Biochemistry and the Institute for Physical Science and Technology (IPST) has been offered and has accepted the position of Director of IPST, effective July 1, 2014. Dr. Jayanth R. Banavar, Dean of the College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences, made the announcement at a short meeting with IPST faculty and staff on Thursday February 20. Dr. Jarzynski and his research group focus on statistical mechanics at the molecular level, the foundations of non-equilibrium thermodynamics, the application of statistical mechanics to problems of biophysical interest, and the development of efficient numerical schemes for estimating thermodynamic properties of complex systems. “He brings to the position an exceptionally distinguished scientific career and a broad understanding of science and technology”, Dr. Rajarshi Roy, current IPST director, said. Dr. Roy’s term will end June 30, 2014.
Informal Statistical Physics Seminar
Numerical Analysis Seminar