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Third Annual “Research Jamboree” August 27th and September 4th

As part of our welcome to incoming graduate students, the third annual Research Jamboree will take place on Wednesday 8/27 and Thursday 9/4. This is an event designed to help first and second year graduate students identify a research group for the fall semester. For a detailed schedule and more information, click here.


Rosemary Wyse Plays Key Role in Mapping Material Between the Stars in Milky Way

Rosemary Wyse

An international team of scholars, including professor Rosemary Wyse, has produced new maps of the material located between the stars in the Milky Way. The results should move astronomers closer to cracking a stardust puzzle that has vexed them for nearly a century. The article appears in the Aug. 15 issue of the journal Science.


Marc Kamionkowski Receives Prestigious Simons Foundation Award

Professor Marc Kamionkowski, who is developing theories to explain how the universe was formed, is one of six physicists who have been selected to receive a 2014 Simons Foundation Investigator award, which will provide up to $1 million to support his work.


Particle Fever Now Available on iTunes

Co-starring and co-produced by David Kaplan, Particle Fever follows the inside story of six brilliant scientists seeking to unravel the mysteries of the universe by documenting the successes and setbacks in history’s largest global experiment: proving the existence of the Higgs boson at the Large Hadron Collider in Geneva.


NASA Celebrates Anniversary WMAP Space Mission Launch, Led by Charles Bennett

June 30th marks the 13th anniversary of the launch of the Wilkinson Microwave Anisotropy Probe (WMAP), which was conceived to measure the oldest light in the universe. The mission, led by Charles Bennett, was featured on NASA’s website because it captured a “precise and accurate window into the history of the universe.”


Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage Lead CLASS Group

Charles Bennett and Tobias Marriage are building a telescope meant to look at space in a way no one has before, hoping to probe the blackness between planets, stars and galaxies, into deep time and the mystery of how it all began.


Four JHU Physicists Develop Technique for Measuring the Higgs Boson’s Half-life

Prof. Andrei Gritsan and graduate students Ian Anderson, Ulascan Sarica and Chris Martin recently attempted to measure the Higgs boson’s half-life and determined that it is at least 20 yoctoseconds. They established a technique that will be applied to larger data sets, which are needed to fully measure it. Fermilab Today covered the discovery.


38th Johns Hopkins Workshop held at Heidelberg University July 21-23, 2014

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.


JHU Astrophysics Team Builds CLASS Telescope to Study Origins of the Universe

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 […]


Big Bang’s Ripples: Chuck Bennett on NPR

Chuck Bennett

“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.