As co-president of the UMD Physics Undergraduate Committee and a promising researcher, junior Sarah Waldych works to make physics fun for everyone.
The department also ranks in the top 10 among the country’s public universities in three computer science specialties.
Liang was selected for innovative, pioneering leadership in developing regional modeling capabilities for understanding climate change impacts on a variety of sectors.
Computer science major Neil Sorkin teamed up with Assistant Professor Nirupam Roy to create a better way to locate people who need help after natural disasters.
He will receive the American Physical Society’s 2023 James Clerk Maxwell Prize for Plasma Physics for “pioneering contributions in the theory of magnetized plasma stability, RF, current drive, laser-plasma interactions, and charged particle beam dynamics.”
Since joining UMD in May 2022, Philippov has taken on several new projects, including the modeling of electrodynamic processes related to neutron stars and black holes.