Department News Archive

Rosemary Wyse Named 2016 Blaauw Professor; Will Give the Blaauw Lecture

Prof. Rosemary Wyse has been named the 2016 Blaauw Professor, and will give the Blaauw lecture. This annual lecture is hosted by the Kapteyn Astronomical Institute of the University of Groningen. The citation reads: “She is a world-leading authority on the formation, evolution, structure, and dynamics of our own Milky Way galaxy and its satellites.”

Johns Hopkins Astrophysicists Argue Fast Radio Bursts Could Provide Clues to Dark Matter

Graduate student Julian Muñoz, postdoc Ely D. Kovetz, Prof. Marc Kamionkowski, and recent Ph.D. alum Liang Dai, have published a paper in “Physical Review Letters” that proposes a clever new way of shedding light on the mysterious dark matter believed to make up most of the universe using fast radio bursts. Read more here.

Charles Bennett Selected as a Recipient of the International “Space Science Award” from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)

Bloomberg Distinguished Professor, Alumni Centennial Professor, and Director of Space@Hopkins, Charles Bennett has been selected as a recipient of the international “Space Science Award” from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR). “The COSPAR Award
honors a scientist who has made outstanding contributions to space science.” Click for more information.

David Kaplan’s Particle Fever Receives Hawking Medal for Science Communication

The documentary Particle Fever, which Professor David Kaplan produced, is among the inaugural recipients of the Stephen Hawking Medal for Science Communication. In collaboration with the Starmus Festival, Stephen Hawking personally selected the awardees for “outstanding contributions in the articulation and portrayal of science to the public, within the three categories of science, art, and film.” Learn more about the award here.