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Join Us for the 11th Annual Physics Fair

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!


Academy-Award-Winning Film Editor Walter Murch to Speak

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.


Marc Kamionkowski Shares in Excitement Over Big Bang Breakthrough

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.


“Particle Fever” Reviewed in the New York Times

“‘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.


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 […]