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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 […]


Johns Hopkins Grad Student Receives the 2013 Price Prize in Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics

Johns Hopkins graduate student Liang Dai has been selected to receive the 2013 Dr. Pliny A. and Margaret H. Price Prize in Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics for his theoretical work on cosmological perturbations. The Price Prize, established in 2009, is awarded annually by Ohio State University’s Center for Cosmology and AstroParticle Physics (CCAPP) to one […]


Johns Hopkins Astrophysicist Charles Bennett Receives 2013 Jansky Prize

Johns Hopkins University astrophysicist Charles L. Bennett has been selected to receive the 2013 Jansky Prize for his leadership in the establishment of precision cosmology through studies of the Cosmic Microwave Background radiation. The Karl G. Jansky Lectureship is an honor established by the trustees of Associated Universities, Inc., to recognize outstanding contributions to the […]


Hopkins Astronomer Holland Ford Receives NASA Award for Hubble Contributions

Holland Ford is an astronomer and professor in the Henry A. Rowland Department of Physics and Astronomy at the Johns Hopkins University. He has received NASA’s Distinguished Public Service Medal for his outstanding contributions to the Hubble Space Telescope. The Distinguished Public Service Medal is NASA’s highest form of recognition, awarded to someone who has […]


Tyrel McQueen Awarded the 2013 McMillan Award

Tyrel McQueen has just been awarded the 2013 McMillan Award. In the spirit of Bill McMillan’s own research, the award recognizes exceptional achievements in theory, experiment, or both. A candidate must have received a PhD after May 30, 2009, to be considered for the 2013 award. Tyrel is cited “for innovative advances in materials design […]


Yuan Wan Named a KITP Fellow

Yuan Wan has been named a KITP Graduate Fellow. He will spend the fall semester at the Kavli Institute for Theoretical Physics in Santa Barbara, CA, the world’s leading center for theoretical physics. The purpose of the KITP graduate fellowship is to enable a few well-prepared students to significantly broaden their knowledge of physics and […]


New Perspectives in String Theory Workshop

The 37th Johns Hopkins Workshop on current problems in particle theory, entitled “New Perspectives in String Theory,” will be held in Seoul, Korea, at Seoul National University June 19–22, 2013. More information coming soon, please check back.