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Marc Kamionkowski Receives Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics

Prof. Marc Kamionkowski has been named one of two winners of the 2015 Dannie Heineman Prize for Astrophysics. Kamionkowski and David Spergel of Princeton University, were honored “for their outstanding contributions to the investigation of the fluctuations of the cosmic microwave background, which have led to major breakthroughs in our understanding of the universe.”


JHU Astrophysicists Unveil Map of Mysterious Molecules in the Milky Way

Professor Ménard, Postdoctoral Fellow Gail Zasowski, Ph.D. student Ting-Wen Lan, and other JHU astrophysicists have unveiled a new map of mysterious molecules in our galaxy using data from the Sloan Digital Sky Survey. The map of diffuse interstellar bands is the first of its kind.


Particle Fever Wins Alfred I. duPont-Columbia University Award in Journalism

Professor David E. Kaplan and the entire cast and crew involved with the production of Particle Fever were given the 2015 duPont-Columbia award for producing the documentary about the identification of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider near Geneva, Switzerland in 2012. Particle Fever was one of 14 journalistic works to win the 2015 […]


David Kaplan Named Fellow of the American Physical Society

David Kaplan

Professor David E. Kaplan has been named a Fellow of the American Physical Society. His citation with the APS is as follows: “For contributions to models for new physics beyond the Standard Model, collider phenomenology, and dark-matter theory, and for his role as an inventive and effective leader in public outreach.”


Professor Jed Buchwald to present at department-wide colloquium series Dec 4

The department-wide colloquium series concludes this week with Prof. Jed Buchwald (Caltech) presenting “Historical Examples of Politics, Morality, Innovation and Fraud in Physical Science and Technology” in Schafler Auditorium at 3:30 on Thursday, Dec. 4.


Adam Riess shares Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics

Adam Riess

Prof. Adam Riess is a recipient of the Breakthrough Prize in Fundamental Physics for the discovery of the acceleration of the expansion of the universe. Riess shares the $3M award with Saul Perlmutter (U. of California, Berkeley), Brian P. Schmidt (Australian National U.) and their research teams.


Marc Kamionkowski to present “A Telegram from the Early Universe?”

Professor Marc Kamionkowski will present a lecture open to the public at the Space Telescope Science Institute about the Cosmic Microwave Background titled “A Telegram from the Early Universe?” Tuesday, Nov. 11, 8:00 PM in Bahcall Auditorium.


Professor Natalia Toro to present at department-wide colloquium series Nov. 6

The department-wide colloquium series will this week feature Prof. Natalia Toro of Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics, who will present “Finding Our Place in the Universe: New Experimental Opportunities to Make Dark Matter and Discover New Forces” in Schafler Auditorium at 3:30 on Thursday, Nov. 6.