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College of Computer, Mathematical, and Natural Sciences
February 2024
The epicenter of one of the strongest moonquakes ever recorded by the Apollo Passive Seismic Experiment could not be accurately determined. Researchers tracked multiple possible locations using a relocation algorithm specifically adapted for the sparse seismic networks near the Pole. Blue boxes show locations of proposed Artemis III landing regions, while the small red marks represent scarps. Image Credit: NASA-LRO-LROC-ASU-Smithsonian Institution
Ellen Williams Denny Gulick
Physics' Ellen Williams Retires

Williams, who also served as director of the Earth System Science Interdisciplinary Center, retired in December after 42 years at UMD. Read More »
Mathematics' Denny Gulick Reflects on His 58-Year Career at UMD

The pi-reciting professor retired from teaching in August 2023 but still has campus ties. Read More »
(L-R) Nirupam Roy and Irtaza Shahid An illustration of bilirubin's path and activity through the body.
Fighting Deepfakes, Shallowfakes and Media Manipulation

Computer Science's Nirupam Roy is developing a tool that can help verify the authenticity of audiovisual recordings. Read More »
What Makes Urine Yellow?

Cell Biology & Molecular Genetics' Brantley Hall discovered the enzyme responsible for urine's color, which could be applied to future studies of gut health. Read More »
Julia Brown Jacques White
Tapping Into the Power of the Brain

Julia Brown (B.S. '13, biological sciences) is setting the stage for next-generation devices in health care and neurotechnology through her work with Blackrock Neurotech. Read More »
Alum Fights to Save Salmon

Jacques White (Ph.D. '91, marine estuarine environmental sciences) works to preserve salmon populations in the Pacific Northwest as CEO of the nonprofit Long Live the Kings. Read More »
Liu Yu A presentation of the climate resilience workshop. Credit: Cazzy Medley
Quantum Researcher Yu Liu Brings Laser Focus to UMD

The laser cooling expert will launch two research projects on ultracold molecules in his lab in the new Chemistry Building. Read More »
Workshop Explores Strategies for Advancing Climate Resilience in Maryland

UMD researchers joined other stakeholders to address climate and weather-related vulnerabilities in communities across the state. Read More »

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Giving Day
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Pi Day Celebration
Join us for dessert π and a recitation of π by Mathematics Professor Emeritus Denny Gulick. LEARN MORE »


Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Lecture
"Beyond Sparkle and Glitter: How the Science of Crystals Will Usher in the Quantum Revolution"
Speaker: Efrain Rodriguez, Chemistry and Biochemistry


Science on Tap
"Quantum Steampunk"
Speaker: Nicole Yunger Halpern, Joint Center for Quantum Information and Computer Science


Solar Eclipse Viewing Party
Join us on campus to view the partial solar eclipse. More details to follow.


Black Alumni Weekend
Celebrate and enjoy a weekend filled with endless Terp Pride! Join your Science Terps community on Friday at 4 p.m. for food, drinks, an alumni panel discussion and networking. LEARN MORE »


Maryland Day
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