Students from Associate Professor Brice Ménard’s Observational Astronomy course gained valuable hands-on experience at the Apache Point Observatory in New Mexico over the course of two 12-hour observation nights. Click above for more information.
Department News Archive
Date: November 28, 2016
Inaugural Space@Hopkins Symposium Scheduled for November 2nd at 2pm in Schafler Auditorium, RSVP to Secure a Seat
Date: October 6, 2016
This exciting event will highlight the past, present and future of Space Science at Johns Hopkins and it’s affiliated institutions. Click here to learn more about the symposium and to RSVP.
Date: September 21, 2016
Category: Condensed Matter
In a joint colloquium with the Department of History of Science and Technology, Niels Bohr’s grandson, Vilhelm Bohr, will present “Niels Bohr: Life Behind the Physics” on Thursday, September 22nd at 3:30 in Schafler Auditorium, Bloomberg Center room 272.
Date: September 2, 2016
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.”
Date: August 30, 2016
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.
Date: August 12, 2016
The fall 2016 department-wide colloquia have been scheduled and the series begins on September 8th.
Date: August 9, 2016
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.
Date: August 5, 2016
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.
Date: July 28, 2016
Graduate and undergraduate courses are now listed for Fall 2016. See course times and instructors here.
Charles Bennett Selected as a Recipient of the International “Space Science Award” from the Committee on Space Research (COSPAR)
Date: July 25, 2016
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.