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The Institute for Quantum Matter to Become an Energy Frontier Research Center

The Institute for Quantum Matter is to become an Energy Frontier Research Center. IQM will focus on the realization and understanding of new states of quantum matter: (1) Quantum Spin Liquids (2) Magnetic Weyl Semi-metals (3) Monopole Superconductors (4) Axion Insulators. IQM joins a list of 42 EFRCs that were announced today. IQM was selected at […]


Natalia Drichko’s Lab Publishes Evidence for a New Property of Quantum Matter

A theorized but never-before detected property of quantum matter has now been spotted in the lab, a team led by Associate Research Professor Natalia Drichko reports. The study findings, published online in the journal Science, show that a particular quantum material first synthesized 20 years ago, called k-(BEDT-TTF)2Hg(SCN)2 Br, behaves like a metal but is derived from organic […]


Tyrel McQueen & John Erlebacher and Team Awarded 2018 JHU Discovery Award

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A departmental team led by Tyrel McQueen and John Erlebacher (WSE) has been chosen to receive a 2018 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal, “Exotic Superconductors by Design.” The award provides grants to cross-divisional teams, which comprise of faculty and non-faculty members from at least two schools of the university, who are “poised to […]


Marc Kamionkowski and Team Awarded 2018 JHU Discovery Award

A departmental team led by Prof. Marc Kamionkowski has been chosen to receive a 2018 Johns Hopkins Discovery Award for their proposal, “In Search of the Cosmic Dark Sector.” The award provides grants to cross-divisional teams, which comprise of faculty and non-faculty members from at least two schools of the university, who are “poised to […]


Jared Kaplan Promoted to Associate Professor

Congratulations to Jared Kaplan, who has been promoted to the rank of tenured Associate Professor effective on July 1. Jared joined the faculty here as an Assistant Professor in 2012. He works on problems of theoretical physics, with special interests in effective field theory, particle physics, and cosmology, as well as formal aspects of scattering […]


Space@Hopkins 2018 Symposium – April 27, 2:30-5:30, Schafler Auditorium

The Space@Hopkins 2018 Sympoisum is happening on April 27 from 2:30-5:30PM with a reception following the event with refreshments and informal discussion. It will focus on current and future civilian space research at Johns Hopkins. The event is featuring: Nobel Laureate Dr. John Mather (NASA); Commercial space industry leaders Scott Lee (Northrop Grumman), Debra D. […]


Wesley Fuhrman Recognized by the Schmidt Science Fellows Program

Doctoral candidate Wesley Fuhrman has been selected as an inaugural Schmidt Science Fellow for his research into topological insulators. Endowed by Eric Schmidt, the former CEO of Google, and his wife, philanthropist Wendy Schmidt, the fellowship program seeks to support the next generation of scientific leaders, giving them the tools and opportunities they need to […]


Physics Fair This Saturday, April 21st

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The department’s 15th annual Physics Fair will take place this Saturday, April 21 throughout Bloomberg Center beginning at 11 a.m. and ending at 5:30 p.m. Please join the fun!


Undergraduate Wenzer Qin a Recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship

Wenzer Qin, an undergraduate junior in the department, has been selected as a recipient of a Barry Goldwater Scholarship. The Goldwater Scholarship Program seeks to identify and support college sophomores and juniors who show exceptional promise of becoming the next generation of research leaders in the natural sciences, engineering, and mathematics. Qin will receive an […]