Department of Physics

University of Maryland

Office: Room 4328 Physics Building

Phone: 301-405-6033

Fax: 301- 699-9195



  1. -HAWC

  2. -IceCube

  3. -Milagro


UM President’s Medal

ACC Teaching Scholar

Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award Lecture - CTE

CMPS Distinguish Alumni Award

Kirwan Prize for Undergraduate Education

Fellow UM Academy of Excellence in Teaching and Learning

Richtmyer Lecture Prize– American Physical Society

USM Regents Award for Excellence in Teaching

UMCP Distinguished Scholar-Teacher Award

Fellow of the American Physical Society

UM Presidential Award for Outstanding Service to the Schools


Jordan Goodman is a professor and the former Chair of Physics Department at the University of Maryland. His area of research, Particle Astrophysics, studies cosmic radiation to better understand the properties of elementary particles and the processes in space that produce these particles. This field blends elements of high energy physics and astrophysics.

Starting with his Ph.D. work, which showed evidence for an abundance of heavy elements such as iron in high energy cosmic rays, he has worked to understand the nature of cosmic rays which hit the earth. Recently, his work has concentrated on two experimental efforts-- Milagro and IceCube.

He is now the Co-Spokesman and PI of HAWC

A CV can be found here.

Recent Publications

Milagro Observations of TeV Emission from Galactic Sources in the Fermi Bright Source List (A. Abdo et. al.) Ap. J. Letters Apr 2009 700:L127-L131,(2009)

Limits on a muon flux from neutralino annihilations in the Sun with the IceCube 22-string detector. (R. Abbasi et al.) Phys.Rev.Lett.102:201302,(2009)

Determination of the Atmospheric Neutrino Flux and Searches for New Physics with AMANDA-II. (R. Abbasi et al.) Phys.Rev.D79:102005,(2009)

Search for Point Sources of High Energy Neutrinos with Final Data from AMANDA-II. (R. Abbasi et al.). Phys.Rev.D79:062001,(2009)

The Large Scale Cosmic-Ray Anisotropy as Observed with Milagro. (A.A. Abdo et al.) Astrophys.J.698:2121-2130,(2009)

Discovery of Localized regions of Excess 10-TeV Cosmic Rays By Milagro Collaboration” (A. Abdo et. al.) Phys. Rev. Lett. 101, 221101 (2008)

A Measurement of the Spatial Distribution of Diffuse TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Galactic Plane with Milagro By Milagro Collaboration” (A. Abdo et. al.) Astrophysical Journal 688, 1078 (2008)

“TeV Gamma-Ray Sources from a Survey of the Galactic Plane with Milagro” By Milagro Collaboration” (A. Abdo et. al.) Ap. J. Letters  August 2007 664, L91

“Discovery of TeV Gamma-Ray Emission from the Cygnus Region of the Galaxy” By Milagro Collaboration” (A. Abdo et. al.) Ap. J. Letters  March  658, L33, 2007


Professor of Physics