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.”
Department News Archive
August 30, 2016
Johns Hopkins Astrophysicists Argue Fast Radio Bursts Could Provide Clues to Dark Matter By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.
August 12, 2016
Fall 2016 Department-wide Colloquium Series Announced By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
The fall 2016 department-wide colloquia have been scheduled and the series begins on September 8th. Click here to learn more about the speakers.
August 9, 2016
Take a Video Tour of the CLASS Telescope Site in Chile’s Atacama Desert By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prof. Tobias Marriage leads a video tour of the Cosmology Large Angular Scale Surveyor (CLASS) project site on Cerro Toco in Chile’s Atacama desert. Prof. Tobias Marriage and Prof. Charles Bennett are Co-PIs of the CLASS project. Watch the video tour of the site here.
August 5, 2016
Four Early-Career Faculty Members Receive 2016 Catalyst Awards for their Research By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prof. Jared Kaplan, Prof. Tobias Marriage, Prof. Tyrel McQueen, and Prof. Nadia Zakamska have each received Catalyst Awards and $75,000 grants for their innovative, faculty-led research endeavors. The program is open to any full-time faculty member who was first appointed within the last three to 10 years. More information here.
July 28, 2016
Fall 2016 Course Schedule Now Available By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Graduate and undergraduate courses are now listed for Fall 2016. See course times and instructors here.
July 25, 2016
Charles Bennett Selected as a Recipient of the International “Space Science Award” from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR) By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.
July 8, 2016
Nobel Laureate Adam Riess Named 22nd Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Prof. Adam Riess, an internationally renowned observational cosmologist working on the measurement of the expansion of the universe and a recipient of the 2011 Nobel Prize in physics, has been named a Bloomberg Distinguished Professor at Johns Hopkins University. Read more here.
June 22, 2016
Dominika Wylezalek Awarded the 2017 JHU Provost’s Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
Dr. Dominika Wylezalek has been awarded the 2017 JHU Provost’s Postdoctoral Diversity Fellowship. This will enable her to continue her exciting work on feedback from supermassive black holes with Prof. Nadia Zakamska. She currently holds the Akbari-Mack Fellowship.
June 17, 2016
David Kaplan’s Particle Fever Receives Hawking Medal for Science Communication By Krieger School of Arts & Sciences
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.