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African Dust Fertilizes the Amazon

African Dust Fertilizes the Amazon

New study quantifies the connection between Earth's largest temperate desert and its largest tropical rainforest

Jeremy Krach, UMD Computer Science student

Terp Student Scientist Jeremy Krach

Terp Student Scientist Jeremy Krach

Meet Jeremy, a sophomore computer science major who aspires to be a cyber software engineer.

The yellow shape in this figure is the heliopause, the boundary between the heliosphere and the local interstellar medium. The sun sits at the center of this large bubble, but is too small to be seen in this image. The gray lines are the solar magnetic field lines and the red lines are the interstellar magnetic field. Credit: Merav Opher

A New View of the Solar System

A New View of the Solar System

New research suggests that the sun's magnetic field controls the large-scale shape of the heliosphere much more than expected.

Photo by Dennis Wilkinson.

Pi Day Celebration

Pi Day Celebration

Join us for dessert pies at 1pm on March 10th!

William "Brit" Kirwan. Photo by Thai Nguyen.

Kirwan Mathematics Festival

Kirwan Mathematics Festival

Join us March 10th as we celebrate Brit Kirwan's 50 years in mathematics.