Distinguished University Professor

Department of Physics

University of Maryland

Office: Room 2208G Physical Sciences Complex

Phone: 301-405-6033


Email: goodman@umdgrb.umd.edu


  1. -HAWC

  2. -IceCube

  3. -Milagro


2017 Yodh Prize

2016 Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Distinguished University Professor

Distinguished Educator Award - CMNS

Distinguished Alumni Award Dept. of Physics

UM President’s Medal

Fellow AAAS

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 Distinguished University Professor, Immediate Past Chair of the University Senate 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 the HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory

He is the US spokesperson and Principal Investigator of the HAWC Experiment

A CV can be found here.

Recent/Selected Publications


The 2HWC HAWC Observatory Gamma Ray Catalog, By HAWC Collaboration, A.U. Abeysekara et al..Feb 9, 2017. e-Print: arXiv:1702.02992, Accepted by Ap. J


Search for gamma-rays from the unusually bright GRB 130427A with the HAWC Gamma-ray Observatory”, HAWC Collaboration: A. U. Abeysekara et. al., The Astrophysical Journal 2015, 800, 78.


“The Sensitivity of HAWC to High-Mass Dark Matter Annihilations”, The HAWC Collaboration: A. U. Abeysekara et al., Phys.Rev. D90 (2014) 122002; DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevD.90.122002; December 2014


“The Study of TeV Variability and the Duty Cycle of Mrk 421 from 3 Yr of Observations with the Milagro Observatory”, The Milagro Collaboration: A. A. Abdo et. al., Astrophysical Journal 2014, 110, (782)


“Observation of Small-scale Anisotropy in the Arrival Direction Distribution of TeV Cosmic Rays with HAWC”, The HAWC Collaboration: A. U. Abeysekara, et. al. Astrophys. J. 796 (2014) 108; DOI: 10.1088/0004-637X/796/2/108.


Observation of the Crab Nebula with the HAWC Gamma-Ray Observatory, By HAWC Collaboration, A.U. Abeysekara (Utah U.) et al.. Jan 6, 2017. e-Print: arXiv:1701.01778, Accepted by Ap. J


“Evidence for High-Energy Extraterrestrial Neutrinos at the IceCube Detector”, IceCube Collaboration (M.G. Aartsen et al.). Nov 20, 2013. Science 342, 1242856 (2013) DOI: 10.1126/Science.1242856


“Measurement of Atmospheric Neutrino Oscillations with IceCube”, IceCube Collaboration: M.G. Aartsen et al., May 16, 2013. 6 pp. Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 081801 DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.081801


“First observation of PeV-energy neutrinos with IceCube”, IceCube Collaboration: M.G. Aartsen et al., Apr 19, 2013. 7 pp. Phys.Rev.Lett. 111 (2013) 021103, DOI: 10.1103/PhysRevLett.111.021103


“An absence of neutrinos associated with cosmic-ray acceleration in gamma-ray bursts”, IceCube Collaboration: R. Abbasi et al., Nature 484, 351–354 (19 April 2012) doi:10.1038/nature11068


"Evidence for oscillation of atmospheric neutrinos", Super-Kamiokande Collaboration: Fukuda, Y., et al., Phys. Rev. Lett. 81 (1998) 1562-1567.


HAWC Gamma Ray Observatory