• Walter J. Carr Lecture

    Honoring his first mentor Walter J. Carr: Through all his professional growth and success, James Carr (Ph.D. ’89, Physics) has always appreciated the impact his very first mentor—his father—had on
  • Jerusalem Post Article Highlights QMC

    A "Magazine" journalist visiting several UMD facilities discusses quantum science being pursued by QMC, JQI and IonQ in an article entitled "Who will dominate the tech arms race?". See article
  • UTe2 Swims and Quacks Like the Right Kind of Topological Duck

    Two QMC teams on the hunt for an unconventional kind of superconductor have produced the most compelling evidence to date that they’ve found one. In a pair of papers published
  • Boosting Superconductivity with Field and Pressure

    Magnetic field induced superconductivity is a fascinating quantum phenomenon, whose origin is yet to be fully understood. The recently discovered spin triplet superconductor, UTe2, exhibits two such superconducting phases, with
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  • Artificial intelligence for search and discovery of quantum materials
    V Stanev, K Choudhary, AG Kusne, J Paglione… - Communications …, 2021 - nature.com
    11 days ago - Abstract Artificial intelligence and machine learning are becoming indispensable tools in many areas of physics, including astrophysics, particle physics, and climate science. In the arena of quantum materials, the rise of new experimental and computational has , , …
  • Fractional AC Josephson effect in a topological insulator proximitized by a self-formed superconductor
    IT Rosen, CJ Trimble, MP Andersen, E Mikheev… - arXiv preprint arXiv …, 2021 - arxiv.org
    21 days ago - A lateral Josephson junction in which the surface of a 3D topological insulator serves as the weak link should support topologically protected excitations related to Majorana fermions. The resulting $4\pi$-periodic current-phase relationship could be detected under …

Upcoming Events

25 Oct
PHYS838C Seminar: Julia Sell
Date 10.25.2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
28 Oct
QMC COLLOQUIUM: Gen Yin, Georgetown University
10.28.2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
1 Nov
PHYS838C CAREER Talk: Prof. Drew Baden, UMD
11.01.2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm
4 Nov
11.04.2021 2:00 pm - 3:30 pm
8 Nov
PHYS838C Seminar: Yizhou Huang
11.08.2021 4:00 pm - 5:30 pm

Contact Info

QMC is an interdisciplinary research center located in the Department of Physics
at the University of Maryland, College Park.

Director: Johnpierre Paglione

Phone: 301.405.8285
Fax: 301.405.3779
Email: qmc@umd.edu

A Message from the Director

JP coverThe Maryland Quantum Materials Center supports cutting-edge experimental research in Physics, Chemistry, Materials Science and Engineering at the University of Maryland. Including a diverse range of faculty, research scientists, graduate and undergraduate students, QMC researchers are working on topics ranging from the search for new quantum materials to the design of new electronic devices that work on new physical principles.

The research done today in QMC will have an impact on the technological challenges of tomorrow, from high-speed computing to energy generation, storage, and transfer. QMC provides an exciting, collaborative environment for undergraduate and graduate students and postdoctoral researchers to receive excellent training for careers in science and technology. Please take a look at the rest of this website to find out more about our exciting center!

--Johnpierre Paglione, Director