The Institute for Theoretical Physics within Heidelberg University will host the 38th Johns Hopkins Workshop on July 21-23, 2014. Discussion topics to include: New Physics in the Higgs Sector, New Physics and Particle Cosmology, Wrong Measurements and Their Theory Postdictions, Extrapolations to High Scales Given the Higgs, and, Future Experimental Directions.
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Date: May 28, 2014
Date: May 27, 2014
How did it all begin? That is the fundamental question that Johns Hopkins astrophysicists Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage hope to shed light on with the latest project, the Cosmology Large-Angular Scale Surveyor—CLASS, for short—a telescope being built in labs at the university’s Bloomberg Center for Physics and Astronomy. Watch a video about CLASS on […]
Date: May 21, 2014
“Penzias and Wilson rocked my world,” says our own Charles Bennett on NPR’s “All Things Considered.” Find out more about the work of Arno Penzias and Robert Wilson, the astronomers who discovered the afterglow of the Big Bang 50 years ago, and its effect on the work of other astronomers. Listen to the story online.
Date: May 1, 2014
Joseph Silk has been elected to the National Academy of Sciences in recognition of his distinguished and continuing achievements in original research.
Date: April 30, 2014
Kathryne J. Daniel Tolfree, a graduate student in the Department of Physics & Astronomy, has been awarded the AAUW American Dissertation Fellowship.
Date: March 21, 2014
The Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy is proud to present the 11th Annual Physics Fair on Saturday, April 26, 2014, from 11 a.m.–5:30 p.m. See what’s planned for this day of fun for all ages!
Date: March 19, 2014
JHU’s Film and Media Studies program will host a talk by three-time Academy Award-winning sound designer and film editor Walter Murch (BA, ’65), “From Malaparte to the Multiverse: The Physics of Poetry and the Poetry of Physics,” on Monday, March 24, at 7:30 p.m. in Hodson Hall Auditorium (110). The event is free.
Date: March 18, 2014
A team of observational cosmologists may have found evidence that cosmic inflation occurred a fraction of a second after the Big Bang by detecting a signature pattern that was predicted 18 years ago by our own cosmologist and theoretical physicist Marc Kamionkowski.
Date: March 6, 2014
Category: Particle Physics
“‘Particle Fever’ is a fascinating movie about science, and an exciting, revealing and sometimes poignant movie about scientists… The film is a tribute to the creativity and curiosity that drive scientific research, which is shown to be an imaginative as well as an empirical pursuit.” Click to read the full review.
Date: February 25, 2014
Category: Particle Physics
“Particle Fever,” a new documentary following scientists at CERN produced by our own David Kaplan, has won accolades at film festivals. Read the article and watch the trailer.