Department News Archive

Search Our Archives

Jared Kaplan and Tyrel McQueen Selected for Sloan Research Fellowship

Congratulations to Jared Kaplan, assistant professor of particle physics, and Tyrel McQueen, assistant professor of chemistry with a joint appointment in the physics department, recipients of the Sloan Research Fellowship, given annually to young scientists showing promise in their research areas.


Physics and Astronomy Post-Doc Wins Research Award

Kate A. Ross

Kate A. Ross, a post-doctoral fellow in the Department of Physics and Astronomy, is the recipient of the 2014 Prize for Outstanding Student Research, given by the Neutron Scattering Society of America. The award recognizes outstanding accomplishments in the field by students who have performed much of their work at North American neutron facilities.


Stephen Murray Elected to AAAS

Four Johns Hopkins University researchers are among the 388 new fellows elected to the American Association for the Advancement of Science. The School of Arts and Sciences honoree is Stephen Murray, who conducts research in high-energy astrophysics and X-ray astronomy.


FORTIS Takes Flight on Mission to Analyze Comet ISON

The adage “if at first you don’t succeed, try, try again” is apt advice in a host of life’s challenges but none more timely than the launch of FORTIS, a NASA-funded sounding rocket, that took flight before dawn on November 20 from a New Mexican desert. JHU astrophysicist Stephan McCandliss along with his team of […]


Dr. Jason Kalirai Selected as One of Baltimore’s Future Visionaries

Astronomer Dr. Jason Kalirai of the Space Telescope Science Institute (STScI) has been cited by Baltimore Magazine as one of the “top 40 under 40” up-and-comers in the Baltimore metropolitan region. The selection, which the magazine does every five years, looks at young Baltimore professionals in a diversity of fields who in the editor’s opinion […]


Andrei Gritsan Discusses Nobel-Winning Find

Andrei Gritsan

The department’s Andrei Gritsan is a member of a large team of researchers at the Large Hadron Collider in Switzerland and France that, in 2012, announced the discovery of a new subatomic particle, a Higgs boson. He explains the significance of the long-sought Higgs particle and his contributions to the research that led to its discovery in July […]


Sheldon Glashow to give Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics

Nobel Laureate Sheldon Glashow will give the 2013–14 Ferdinand G. Brickwedde Lecture in Physics, entitled, “Does science evolve through blind chance or intelligent design?” The lecture will be on Tuesday, October 15, 2013, at 4 p.m. in Schafler Auditorium, The Bloomberg Center, Homewood Campus. Reception immediately following. For more information, contact Pam Carmen at 410-516-7346 […]


Johns Hopkins Grad Student Receives 2013 LeRoy Apker Award

First year Johns Hopkins graduate student Guy Marcus has been selected by the American Physical Society to receive the 2013 Leroy Apker Award for his undergraduate research at Wesleyan University, where he worked with Professor Greg Voth to develop a method for 3D printing small anisotropic particles and developed new image processing algorithms to extract […]